[uf-discuss] Identity-related hCards?

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Wed Feb 28 10:26:27 PST 2007

On Feb 20, 2007, at 12:23 PM, Scott Reynen wrote:
> On Feb 20, 2007, at 1:05 PM, Ryan King wrote:
>> However, the simpler problem of two hcards representing the same  
>> person (or organization) should be solved first, because it is a  
>> simpler problem, with a simpler solution (which may not require  
>> adding any properties to hCard).
> The implication I've always taken from the "simpler problem first"  
> principle is that this makes the more complex problems easier to  
> solve.  But this is only true if the simpler problem actually helps  
> solve the more complex problem.  Related hCards is also a simpler  
> problem than book citations, but we don't half that discussion  
> because solving the simpler problem has no descernable impact on  
> the more complex problem.  I think what's confusing those of us  
> interested in the more complex problem of authoritative hCards is  
> how solving related hCards would actually help solve that problem.
> And maybe that's because what you're describing is actually more  
> specific that "related hCards" implies.  It seems here you're just  
> talking about a single relationship: identity.

Yes. You're exactly right. I'm afraid I haven't been that clear. When  
I say "related hCards" I mean related in that they represent the same  
person or organization. I've been using "related hCards" as shorthand  
for "hCards that represent the same person or organization", which I  
now realize must be confusing. (but it seemed so clear in my head! :D)


Ryan King
ryan at technorati.com

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