[uf-discuss] Re: Authoritative hCards

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Wed Feb 7 13:29:27 PST 2007

On Feb 7, 2007, at 12:00 PM, Edward O'Connor wrote:
> Ryan wrote:
>> 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).
> <some-element class="vcard">
>   ...
>   <a rel="me url uid" ...
> This feels right to me. Also, from an OpenID perspective, rel="uid" in
> an hcard sounds an awful lot like "this is my id."

uid goes on @class, not rel. It doesn't have to be on an anchor, nor  
must it be a URL.

> [And yes, we (eventful.com) use rel="url uid" to point from a venue
> hcard in an event entry to the venue's own (authoritative) page.]

Actually you use @class.

Ryan King
ryan at technorati.com

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