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Publish Selected Contacts to XFN

The categories of a contact may represent relationships between you and the contact of the categories. As Open Contacts can export contact info into XML and XFN is based on XHTML, it is relatively easy to convert the XML into XHTML Friends Network which will be indexed by aggregation engines supported by Google Social Graph API. If you want to publish your relationships to some contacts in your address book, please follow these steps:

  1. Export selected contacts to HTML with options, and make sure categories of selected contacts are included.
  2. Go to XFN Creator for Open Contacts and generate XHTML tags.
  3. Copy the XHTML tags to your web page and publish it.

You may use the XFN Creator offline, and change the mappings from categories to XFN relationship tags.

Alternatively, you may use Open Contacts to invoke the XSLT file to transform selected contacts to XFN, through running [Main menu -> Output -> Export contacts with XSLT].

If you want to publish selected contacts stored in MS Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora, Mozilla Thunderbird and Vista Contacts etc., you may import the contacts into Open Contacts first, then follow steps above to publish selected contacts to XFN.