[uf-discuss] hAlias vs hCard

Frances Berriman fberriman at gmail.com
Tue Oct 3 09:13:58 PDT 2006

On 10/3/06, Scott Reynen <scott at randomchaos.com> wrote:
> On Oct 3, 2006, at 11:04 AM, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> >> 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.
> Yeah, I'm confused about this.  Isn't the whole point of having an
> alias to keep it distinct from your normal identity?  Identifying it
> as an alias of your normal identity seems to defeat that purpose.

Sure.  I didn't say you had to connect them in any way :P  I was just
thinking from a maintenance of information point of view.

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Frances Berriman

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