[uf-discuss] Authenticity of Authoritative hCard (was: Re: Vote on this: rel="me self" to indicate an authoritative hCard)

Ben Ward lists at ben-ward.co.uk
Wed Jan 31 09:14:50 PST 2007

On 31 Jan 2007, at 17:03, Ben Ward wrote:
> The owner of Ben-Ward.net could have his own personal network of  
> sites too, but they would not be linked to from my own  
> authoritative hCard at ben-ward.co.uk/about. Nothing stops him add  
> rel="me" to his hcard pointing to my site, but that takes us well  
> out of scope of hcard, and is still a different issue — not  
> something introduced by @rel="me self"

Actually I'm wrong here. The XFN spec points out that @rel=me must be  
symmetric, so the owner of ben-ward.net could *not* validly link to  
ben-ward.co.uk with @rel=me unless I linked back likewise.

“me: A link to yourself at a different URL. Exclusive of all other  
XFN values. *Required symmetric*.”


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