"uid" microformats? (was Re: [uf-discuss] ISBN mark-up)
ewexler at stickdog.com
Mon Apr 24 19:56:58 PDT 2006
Tantek Çelik wrote to the Microformats Discuss mailing list on
2006-04-24 in “Re: "uid" microformats? (was Re: [uf-discuss] ISBN
mark-up)” (<mid:C0725C5A.6D364%25tantek at cs.stanford.edu>,
> hCard normatively references vCard for semantics, which says:
> 3.6.7 UID Type Definition
> Type purpose: To specify a value that represents a globally unique
> identifier corresponding to the individual or resource associated
> with the vCard.
I wrote to Microformats Discuss about the “UID” type’s definition and
the implications in “[uf-discuss] "uid" microformats?” (2006-04-24,
<mid:444D8E63.7010501 at stickdog.com>,
> Third, I actually see disadvantages in using URIs as a basic unit rather
> than URLs.
All URLs are URIs. What have I missed?
> Thus as a pattern we should use URLs in microformats, not URIs.
If you mean that we should use URIs with authoritative
location/retrieval semantics, I agree. If you mean that we should use
URIs whose location/retrieval semantics include broad network
accessibility, I agree. Goodbye, “file” scheme! Goodbye, “tag” scheme!
> OTOH, an opaque UID which asserts nothing but "globally unique identifier"
> (see above) is both quite simple, and much more "backwards compatible" with
> use of UID in vCard/iCalendar applications today.
How are people publishing “UID” properties in vCards today?
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