[uf-discuss] Vote on this: rel="me self" to indicate an authoritative hCard

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Fri Feb 2 15:02:48 PST 2007

In message <6DF6FC64-88D9-4606-9D6E-5AF649389E85 at westciv.com>, John
Allsopp <john at westciv.com> writes

>> "me self" can't be anything but tautological; nor is it appropriate
>> referring to third parties. so:
>in English, it is tautological. But restricting the words to their
>roles in XFN and Atom, they mean quite different things - so I'd
>respectfully argue that the construction isn't in this context

"for people first" ?

>The third party issue (I take it to mean that you can't refer to an
>authoritative third party hCard for someone else using m, which is
>quite correct).
>I think that's a separate and more complex issue - how, if at all,  can
>you link to an authoritative hCard for someone else. Is there a  use
>case - sure - for example, at our conference sites, we markup  speakers
>with hCard, and this often includes a link to their blog  etc. In this
>case, a link to an authoritative (or perhaps, to be even  less strict
>"detailed") hCard may be somethign that is very useful.

I think you just answered your own question.

Andy Mabbett

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