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

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Wed Feb 7 11:56:35 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).

You're right, rel=me requires symmetry in order to be trusted at all.  
For this reason, and others XFN is not the simplest way to do  
Authoritative hCards.

Ryan King
ryan at technorati.com

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