[uf-discuss] MicroID - Identity in a shade of microformat
limbo at actcom.co.il
Mon Mar 27 16:55:29 PST 2006
Yep, I tend to agree with Holly. It seems that the process for verifying
your identity is identical to the process of creating an identical
Also, I've mentioned this before regarding i-tags, using the class attribute
to store information seems like a bad idea in general and violates a couple
of microformats design principles by using hidden meta-data. See
http://tantek.com/log/2005/06.html#d03t2359 for more about the "Principles
of visibility and human friendliness."
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> [mailto:microformats-discuss-bounces at microformats.org] On
> Behalf Of Holly Ward
> Sent: Monday, March 27, 2006 4:28 PM
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> Subject: Re: [uf-discuss] MicroID - Identity in a shade of microformat
> I must be missing something obvious, because it seems
> apparant to me that this doesn't buy you anything. You take
> a person's email and website, and generate a long hex number
> based on the two. This identifies them uniquely, sure--but
> anybody who knows your email address can generate the exact
> same long hex number, and use it on any web page they want.
> If you use an email address that nobody knows about,
> fine--but then how would anybody verify it was you?
> - Holly
> On 3/27/06, Chris Messina <chris.messina at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Anyone seen this?
> > MicroID is a new Identity layer to the web and Microformats that
> > allows anyone to simply claim verifiable ownership over their own
> > pages and content hosted anywhere. The technology is
> radically simple
> > and capable of empowering new and unique meta services with
> only minor
> > effort.
> > Via http://www.itgarage.com/node/758
> > Looks maybe similar to hcard-supporting ClaimID.com?
> > Chris
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