[uf-discuss] hCard UID was: hatom tumblr theme

Brian Suda brian.suda at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 00:23:56 PST 2008

On 12/18/08, Martin McEvoy <martin at weborganics.co.uk> wrote:
> > I'd just like to clear up at least one assumption, if only for myself.
> >  I don't believe anyone is advocating that UIDs may *only* be URLs.
>  Agreed, I dont believe that either quite the opposite truthfully, Its the
> way UID is being used in microformats that is troubling me A huge amount of
> published hcards that I have seen are almost exclusively using  url+uid
> which leads me to the assumption.

--- Do you have a reference for "Huge amount", what source and what is
leading you to that assumption? It would be good to clear-up any
mis-understanding and incorrect assumptions.

> [url+uid] is the only way to use UID in
> microformats which I don't believe is true but no one seems to say any
> different.

--- You can use any value as a UID, you yourself found the urn example
on the wiki. You shouldn't assume that just because no one says
anything contrary, that it is the only way encode a UID. Simply ask
"Does a UID have to be a URL?" The wiki already gives example counter
to this. If you feel this is a confusing point that others might have,
please add it to the wiki as an FAQ. Then we can all iterate on the


brian suda

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