[uf-discuss] Open microblogging and microformats

Sarven Capadisli csarven at gmail.com
Mon Feb 16 13:51:41 PST 2009

On Fri, 2009-02-13 at 22:33 +0000, Toby A Inkster wrote:
> Another good microformatty thing to do would be a profile import as  
> part of the signup. As the first step, ask them for a pre-existing  
> profile URL (e.g. their profile on Twitter, or their own website),  
> then parse that looking for hCard and XFN (and for bonus points also  
> look for FOAF, RDFa, etc). That way, you should be able to pre-fill  
> many of the sign-up fields, and easily find their existing contacts  
> who are already registered on identica.
> For people who are already signed up, you could offer a tool to  
> import an XFN list (again, bonus points for FOAF and RDFa).

Profile import using hCard is in my todo.

Bringing XFN and FOAF into the picture for importing contacts sounds
like an awesome idea! I'll create a ticket for this, thanks.


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