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

Colin Barrett timber at lava.net
Sun Feb 4 02:33:08 PST 2007

On Feb 2, 2007, at 2:57 PM, Ara Pehlivanian wrote:

> On 2/1/07, John Allsopp <john at westciv.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> If I understand the spec correctly, since a rel="me" is symmetric,
> shouldn't the hCard you're pointing to also be pointing back? If
> that's true, then the authoritative hCard will quickly get
> unmanageable since it will contain tens if not hundreds of reciprocal
> links to partial hCards (imagine if you're listed in several different
> locale directories marked up with hCard).

Indeed, it seems the "me" attribute from xfn may not be entirely  

Is it even needed for a "master"/authoritative hCards to recognize  
their children?


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