[uf-dev] Re: [uf-discuss] Plazes, Part 2

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Fri Apr 21 11:35:23 PDT 2006

...moving to mf-dev....

On Apr 20, 2006, at 4:42 PM, Brian Suda wrote:
> --- at the moment no. The problem is that each of these x-parameters
> are vendor specific and are not part of the RFC. Secondly, there is no
> way to be 100% sure that "x-im" is in reference to an IM address or
> just a CSS class name that happens to be called "x-im".

I was just thinking...

I believe that URLs are the right way to do IM screen names in hCard.  
However, I don't think there'd be any harm in consuming agents and  
proxies to convert these URI schemes to the experimental properties.  
I don't propose that I'd be required of consumers, but it might be  
something nice for consumers to do for their users.


<a class="url" href="aim:kingryan331">my aim</a>

could become


Am I missing something? Would these heuristics be problematic?


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