[uf-discuss] Apple adds support for hcard in dotmac webmail

Scott Reynen scott at randomchaos.com
Sun Oct 29 19:55:45 PST 2006

On Oct 29, 2006, at 8:48 PM, Chris Messina wrote:

> On 10/29/06, Bruce D'Arcus <bdarcus.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 10/29/06, Chris Messina <chris.messina at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Put it this way: there's a convergence coming between OpenID,
>> > microformats (especially XFN and hcard) and being able to specify
>> > assertions about a given hcard without having all information,  
>> in my
>> > thinking, is valuable.
>> Also been some discussion on Planet RDF about using OpenID URLs as
>> identifier for FOAF and such (they are just URIs, after all), which I
>> also think a good idea.
>> ...
>> > Thoughts?
>> In the absence of an OpenID, borrow another approach from the FOAF
>> world: use a hash of an email address?
> Like MicroID does?
> Again, this stuff has to work in the absense of either, since in
> Address Book (on the mac at least) nothing is required; in hcard, only
> "n" or "fn" is required.

It seems there's a lot of thought around this already in the wiki:


Or is there something different about this recent thread that I'm  


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