[uf-discuss] UID URL to indicate (relatively) more authoritativehCard (Was: Vote on this: rel="me self" to indicate anauthoritative hCard)

Sam Sethi sam.sethi at vecosys.com
Fri Feb 9 00:31:28 PST 2007

Couldn't <a class="uid url"> be your openid page? i.e
http://samksethi.myopenid.com and this page contain my details in hCard?   

Thanks in advance 

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[mailto:microformats-discuss-bounces at microformats.org] On Behalf Of Ryan
Sent: 09 February 2007 01:07
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Subject: Re: [uf-discuss] UID URL to indicate (relatively) more
authoritativehCard (Was: Vote on this: rel="me self" to indicate
anauthoritative hCard)

On Feb 8, 2007, at 2:23 PM, David Janes wrote:
> On 2/8/07, Scott Reynen <scott at randomchaos.com> wrote:
>> So as I understand that, the rules for getting the most authoritative 
>> hCard for a given URL are:
>> 1) parse hCard at current URL
>> 2) If the hCard includes <a class="uid url">, load the URL in the 
>> href, and return to step 1.
>> When the consumer gets to http://theryanking.com/blog/contact/#vcard
>> and finds no <a class="uid url">, it stops there and that's his 
>> authoritative hCard.
> OK (and I'm not trying to turn into Andy here), but doesn't this feel 
> at least a little unsatisfactory? That the authoritative hCard is the 
> one that _doesn't_ have a UID, i.e. potentially has less information 
> than a fragment hCard?!

I just thought of another base case in the recursive algorithm

if the uid of the current hcard equals that of the previous, you're done.

> I'm not killer against the idea or anything, but at least I think that 
> should be brought up.

I agree, what I'm proposing does less than what you proposed. But, I think
we need to solve this simpler problem first.

> Here's one potential usage snag:
> - I copy the hCard at http://theryanking.com/blog/contact/#vcard to my 
> "address book"
> - I use it somewhere (to refer to Ryan King)
> - It doesn't have a UID, so there's no tracing it back to source

Sure, that would be unfortunate, but with the addition of the second base
case (see above) it would be solved.

Ryan King
ryan at technorati.com

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