[uf-discuss] hcard authority?
kevinmarks at gmail.com
Thu Aug 28 10:25:01 PDT 2008
Have a look at the representative hCard brainstorming:
if the cards are linked, this can help you decide which to use.
On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 10:04 AM, Charles Iliya Krempeaux
<supercanadian at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello James,
> On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 9:39 AM, James Tindall <james at atomless.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I was just wondering if there's any existing mechanism for determining the authority of hcards?
> > In other words, if a social graph query finds two hcards in different locations refering to the same person are there any guidlines for
> > determining which should be considered authoritative if neither one has a rev value?
> That's likely beyond the scope of the hCard spec.
> Although I think people can become "creative" with figuring out that
> kind of information. Using information like...
> - the domain's WHOIS information.
> - the number of hCards on a domain.
> - whether the hCard is on the homepage or not.
> - a comparison of the various hCards out there for the person (to look
> for matching data, conflicting data, etc)
> etc, etc.
> It will probably take some trial and error.... and an observation of
> how people are using hCards (today)... to figure out an algorithm that
> is "good enough". (Over time, as people's usage of hCards changes,
> you may need to change your algorithm.)
> See ya
> Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.
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