[uf-discuss] hCard slowing adoption of microformats?
mephtu at gmail.com
Fri Nov 28 13:26:47 PST 2008
On Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 9:44 AM, André Luís <andr3.pt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, it's a recurring concern, however, microformats don't deal with
> authorization. That's stuff for other protocols (openid, oauth). What
> they do is markup existing data, stuff that you're already publishing.
> Now, you can establish a scenario where public hcards only markup a
> small amount of information (fn, url, country...) but, if on your
> website you have a social network, you can reveal more data to your
> friends. ie, if one of your friends is logged in and visits your
> profile, your data is far more detailed: (fn, email, full address,
> date of birth, etc).
> Or you can use a whitelist of openids that can access your full details.
> The point is... microformats allow you to represent data in
> recognizable fashion. How you decide how many information to publish,
> is out of the scope of microformats.
> At least, this is how I see it and how it's been discussed here
> before. Please, correct me, anyone, if I'm wrong.
> André Luís
> On Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 2:13 PM, Samuel Richter <mephtu at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I read some blog posts this morning on microformats and a common
>> concern (and I feel a legitimate one) is the "scraping of hCard's from
>> web sites for future generations of spammers." I believe that fear,
>> if left unaddressed, will kill the microformat effort. Has there been
>> any discussion of this?
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