[uf-discuss] Identity-related hCards?

Joe Andrieu joe at andrieu.net
Thu Mar 1 18:25:42 PST 2007

Ryan King wrote:
> On Feb 20, 2007, at 12:23 PM, Scott Reynen wrote:
> > 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)


That made me laugh out loud.  I was definitely responding to uid+url as non-identity relations earlier and it seemed perfectly clear
in my head as well. =)

So, don't equal UIDs already imply identitical hCards?

In other words, what I think we've really been discussing is how to discover hCards for identical entities, using either URL or
SOURCE (or "via", although I think SOURCE is much better).

Frankly, it seems like it would work if it SHOULD be expected that consume apps MAY use URL and/or SOURCE to look for identical

I believe this approach allows both uid+url and uid+source to link to "related" and/or "sourcing" hCards without any of further
restrictions on the UID.


Joe Andrieu
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