tantek at technorati.com
Wed May 18 04:08:57 PDT 2005
On May 18, 2005, at 3:13 AM, Martin Atkins wrote:
> Sites could then use this to populate their "name", "email" and "url"
> fields for the posted comment assuming these items were specified.
> Where are these to come from now? Sites can hardly display bare URLs
> in the interface as identifiers. Some displayable name needs to come
> from somewhere.
The most broadly (and interoperably) implemented simple "profile"
format is vCard RFC2426.
One can reference a vCard (.vcf) file by URL. Some folks prefer to
embed their profile information right there visibly on their blog.
hCard, which is a 1:1 representation of vCard in XHTML, was designed
for just this purpose.
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