[uf-discuss] hAlias vs hCard

Jason Jobe jason2005 at jasonjobe.com
Tue Oct 3 08:29:44 PDT 2006


I'm new to the list and just learning about microformats. Cool stuff.

My question / proposal is this.

Is there and should there be something I will refer to as an alias  
(hAlias)? The motivation to have and offer one's alias is to maintain  
a greater level of privacy. Suppose I want to give someone a way to  
contact me without divulging all my vital (more permanent and  
personal) attributes. Sort of a disposable email, or such. I can  
imagine that 3rd party services would offer some privacy enhanced  
email services, etc.

Basically, I want a way to introduce myself and provide some contact  
information without requiring a full disclosure.

Schema-wise this is really just a handle, optional description, and URL.

I look forward to your comments and suggestions.


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