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OpenId + microformats Brainstorming

This is a public space for capturing some ideas on how OpenID and Microformats can work together.

Relevant Microformats

Ideas for use

  • Identity providers could provide hCard marked up profile pages
  • re-use hCard (vCard) vocabulary for HTTP query based key-value pairs of information requested and returned

Microformats outside HTML

  • JSON representations of hCard etc.

OpenID whitelist authentication for private hCard

A possible design pattern is to use OpenID to allow a person to login to, say, a blog and find out more information. You could build the whitelist of OpenID's by parsing data out of a social network API or a list of XFN friends (following the ideas on social-network-portability).

Tom Morris has implemented this on his blog, and on a "family extranet".

See also