Vote on this: rel="me self" to indicate an authoritative hCard {was: Re: [uf-discuss] Authoritative hCards [was RE: Canonical hCards (was: Search on CSS element)]}

Ryan King ryan at
Thu Feb 8 17:02:34 PST 2007

On Feb 8, 2007, at 11:02 AM, David Janes wrote:

> On 2/8/07, Ryan King <ryan at> wrote:
>> Nothing special is needed at /blog/contact/.
> But that's the authoritative hCard. What's the algorithm (or
> heuristic) that I follow if I'm a parser looking at the blog at
>, see your partial hCard and try to find your
> authoritative hCard?
> Sorry if this sounds pedantic, I'm not trying to be. There's some
> assumption in what you're saying that I'm not getting.

You're right, I haven't fully explained one of my assumptions. That  
assumption is that we should solve the simpler problem of 'related  
hcards' first, before we try to solve the problem of authoritative  

Secondly, using my proposal you might be able to sort out  
authoritative hCards by simply following the url+uid links back until  
you find an hcard that doesn't link to another with url+uid.

Ryan King
ryan at

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