[uf-discuss] Authoritative hCards [was RE: Canonical hCards (was: Search on CSS element)]

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Wed Feb 7 11:50:21 PST 2007

Sorry, I'm way behind on this thread. I wish I weren't but there's  
nothing I can do about that now...

On Jan 29, 2007, at 5:50 PM, John Allsopp wrote:

> Ben,
>> For my money, John Allsopp's idea to reuse rel="bookmark self" [1]  
>> makes most sense. As well as being gorgeously consistent with  
>> other existing microformats, it's also a completely graceful  
>> addition to existing hCards.
> thanks ;-)
> There's a lot of goodness to reuse from other ufs, for sure.

Right, but there's also a lot of use to reusing things from the  
present microformat (hCard).

vCard has a property called UID, which is defined as:

    Type purpose: To specify a value that represents a globally unique
    identifier corresponding to the individual or resource associated
    with the vCard.

This is actually already in use by several large microformat  
publisher (eventful.com) to between venues in their events and the  
hCards for those events.

It's been proposed before that using URL and UID together is  
sufficient for the things we're trying to solve here (I'm having  
trouble finding a reference in the archives).


Ryan King
ryan at technorati.com

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