[uf-discuss] "authoritative hCards", a simpler proposl

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at gmail.com
Sat Mar 3 21:10:45 PST 2007

Ryan King wrote:
> Catching up in the last few days, I find that there are some 
> probelems with the "authoritative hcards" proposals. I'
> <snip>
> My proposal is that we use UID+URL to hint that there's an 
> hCard on the other end of that URL which represents the same 
> entity. Also, multiple hCards with the same UID may be 
> considered as representing the same entity.

In reviewing this I can't help but feel that I don't understand the use-case
or the desired outcome.  Will someone kindly explain?  Is it that there
could be hundreds of hCards on the web for Ryan King (the one for the guy
who has the email address of [ryan at technorati.com]) but only one should be
considered 'authoritative?"  

Also, is the proposal is just throw some unique cruft onto the end of some
URL for it to stake it's claim as the authoritative one?  Sorry, but I've
read the proposal and related emails several times and I'm still confused.

-Mike Schinkel
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