Vote on this: rel="me self" to indicate an authoritative hCard {was: Re: [uf-discuss] Authoritative hCards [was RE: Canonical hCards (was: Search on CSS element)]}

Ara Pehlivanian ara.pehlivanian at
Wed Jan 31 06:49:02 PST 2007

> If Ben places a vcard on a random page with
> url="", a consumer can optionally look there to
> find an authoritative hCard.

Just to stir the pot a little, and maybe it's a good idea to consider
authenticity in the whole discussion of authoritative cards. What
guarantees that when someone creates an hCard and puts rel="me self"
that they are giving the correct URL and that it isn't someone
impersonating you?

Would this be the place for a correlating hash to be included in the
hCard that the authoritative one has (which only the owner can

Just a thought.

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