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

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Tue Feb 13 10:39:55 PST 2007

On Feb 12, 2007, at 6:36 AM, Ryan Cannon wrote:
> On Feb 12, 2007, at 8:16 AM, David Janes wrote:
>> a globally unique identifier corresponding to the individual or
>> resource associated with the vCard.
> (from http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2426.txt)
> Is RK's UID http://theryanking.com/blog/contact/#vcard or http:// 
> theryanking.com?
> Each hCard in that chain contains a *different* UID. That's not a
> globally unique identifier. The *object identifier* of the hCard
> and the *source document* for the hCard are two semantically different
> things, and need two different constructs.

Actually, it is a globally unique identifier. I'm the only person in  
the world represented by http://theryanking.com, http:// 
theryanking.com/contact/ and http://theryanking.com/contact/#vcard.  
Any hCard that includes these as UIDs represent me.

Though each of those represent only me, I obviously have many  
different URLs on the web that could be treated as my UID. This makes  
things messy, for sure, but it's how people work on the web already.

Ryan King
ryan at technorati.com

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