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

David Janes davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Sun Feb 4 02:45:19 PST 2007

On 2/4/07, Colin Barrett <timber at lava.net> wrote:
> Indeed, it seems the "me" attribute from xfn may not be entirely
> desirable.
> Is it even needed for a "master"/authoritative hCards to recognize
> their children?
> -Colin

I can see a use for it. For example, I'd like to primarily identify
myself with a single URI [1]. From that starting point, I could (for
example) point to my own hand constructed hCard elsewhere or I could
use a professional service, such as LinkedIn.

On the authorative hCard, I could then backlink to [1] and this would
provide protection against one form (and I know there's many others)
of identity hijacking.

Regards, etc...

[1] http://www.davidjanes.com

David Janes
Founder, BlogMatrix

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