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

Colin Barrett timber at lava.net
Sun Feb 4 03:01:01 PST 2007

On Feb 4, 2007, at 2:45 AM, David Janes wrote:

> 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...

I should have reworded:

Is it necessary for authoritative hCards to recognize ALL their  

It might also be semantically wrong to put rel="me" on a link to an  
hCard that isn't on a site that's your own, anyway.


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