[uf-discuss] Authenticity of Authoritative hCard (was: Re: Vote on this: rel="me self" to indicate an authoritative hCard)

Ara Pehlivanian ara.pehlivanian at gmail.com
Fri Feb 2 15:02:11 PST 2007

On 2/1/07, John Allsopp <john at westciv.com> wrote:
> vCard has the property key - and so too does therefore hCard. vCard
> defines key (more or less, no cnnection this moment to quote directly)
> Specifies the public key or authentication certificate associated
> with the entity the vcard represents

So then that settles the issue of authentication. If a third party
consumer that reads the hCard wants to validate its authenticity, it
can simply use the key (if present). It could further match all linked
hCard keys to validate the chain's integrity. N'est pas?


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