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 08:22:30 PST 2007

On 1/31/07, Ryan Cannon <ryan at> wrote:
> I'm getting into this late, but isn't the entire concept behind
> rel="me"?
> rel="me" links *must* be symmetric in order to create a distributed
> verification system?. It's definition is "A link to yourself at a
> different URL"[1]. According to the spec, rel="self me" is invalid
> *unless*
> you do not include the XFN profile on your Web site.

So then the hCard you're pointing to doesn't have a rel="me" since
it's not "a link to yourself at a different URL" and that's where the
chain ends?



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