[uf-discuss] multiple hCards on a user's profile page - how can I
mark one as the actual user?
micah at aisleten.com
Mon Apr 14 07:04:11 PDT 2008
I'm adding hCard and XFN to my tabletop RPG site,
Every user has a profile page and a list of friends. Following some of
the guides I've seen, I've added hCard information for the user's
profile, plus hCard+XFN for the friends list. Since it was so easy, I
went hog-wild and started adding hCards everywhere a user's avatar was
displayed. So, every comment, every recent-update, you-name-it.
(Note: It's not there as of 2008-04-18 because I haven't deployed the
code to the live server yet. Still some bugs...)
Now the problem I'm dealing with is that I have possibly dozens of
hCards on the profile page (user + friends + recent updates + comments).
If a spider finds the page and looks for hCards, there is no (easy) way
to tell that the profile belongs to user A and not A's friends. To
combat that, I've added a self-referential link with a rel="me" on it.
It looks like this:
<a href="http://www.obsidianportal.com/profile/micah" class="url uid"
(Note: view e-mail source if the previous text doesn't display an entire
Still, this uses XFN which is outside the realm of hCard and that seems
a little iffy to me.
Am I missing something? Has anyone else dealt with this problem? I
noticed that LiveJournal only has an hCard for the actual user on their
profile page, and uses XFN without hCard for the friends. Is this a
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