[uf-discuss] related hCards

Scott Reynen scott at randomchaos.com
Tue Feb 20 11:29:27 PST 2007

On Feb 20, 2007, at 12:25 PM, Ryan King wrote:

> On Feb 13, 2007, at 2:38 PM, Scott Reynen wrote:
>> On Feb 13, 2007, at 12:32 PM, Ryan King wrote:
>>>> And if the uid is not an url, then authors can't assert  
>>>> authority, correct?
>>> I'm not even considering authority for now. We need to just deal  
>>> with related hCards first.
>> I'm no longer clear on what you're proposing, Ryan.  I thought you  
>> were proposing UID+URL as an alternative to VIA, as a way to  
>> declare authority through identification rather than through  
>> origin.  But if you're not considering declaring authority at all,  
>> then how does this solve our original problem?
> As I've mentioned before in this thread. Before trying to solve the  
> authority problem, we need to solve the simpler problem of related  
> hCards.

I got confused by trying to solve multiple problems in the same  
thread.  And I'm still a little confused.  Looking back through the  
thread with a clearer understanding of your proposal, I'm not clear  
on what the use cases are for related hCards other than the  
authoritative relationship we started with.  Those use cases should  
probably be documented in the wiki somewhere, along with some  
examples of real-world publishing, so we have some point of reference  
to keep everyone who is interested in this topic on the same page.   
Also, can we stop sending emails with "authoritative hCard" as the  
subject when that's not really what the email is about?  If we ever  
do arrive at a rough consensus, it would be helpful if someone could  
see the process that lead us there.


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