[uf-discuss] User Profile Microformat

Chris Messina chris.messina at gmail.com
Mon Jan 16 14:59:22 PST 2006

Seems like you might combine the work being done on hResume with this
kind of thing... after all, we're trying to represent information
about a person right? So hProfile wcould be a superset of hCard,
hResume and xFolk that accommodates interests and so on... just a

And yes, I'm interested for many reasons. For one thing, we want to
represent people in Flock, and having a way to store this data in
xhtml snippet files would be hella useful.


On 1/16/06, Ryan King <ryan at technorati.com> wrote:
> On Dec 30, 2005, at 12:44 PM, Kevin Lawver wrote:
> > I was looking at hCard today (and around the web) looking for ideas
> > around a user profile microformat.   I went looking for existing
> > schema, and honestly didn't find a whole lot.  There's PIDF[1], but
> > it's for presence.  There's hCard, but it doesn't hold all the
> > things you see in social networking sites' profiles (interests,
> > favorites, marital status, looking for, personal descriptions,
> > etc).  Some of those things (interests and favorites especially)
> > could be accomplished with attentionxml, but there doesn't seem to
> > be anything about profiles (or a page on the wiki for that matter).
> >
> > Is there any interest from the list?
> I'd be interested. I have a lot of user profiles all over the place
> and it'd be nice to be able to extract those.
> If you're interested in developing a microformat for this purpose,
> remember that before investigating existing formats, we need to
> investigate real examples from the web of user profiles being
> published. There'd be a plethora of examples, I'm sure.
> > Also, our site showing off our module (widget) microformat should
> > be launching next week.  I'll send the url to the list when it does.
> Is this out yet?
> -ryan
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