[uf-discuss] hAlias vs hCard

Lachlan Hunt lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Tue Oct 3 09:04:10 PDT 2006

Jason Jobe wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm new to the list and just learning about microformats. Cool stuff.
> My question / proposal is this.

Please read the process


> 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...
> 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.

The information you put in your hCard is up to you.  You can just write 
an hCard with a nickname, url, a disposable e-mail address and whatever 
description you like.  There is no reason to define a new format for that.

Lachlan Hunt

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