field sets

S. Alexander Jacobson alex at
Mon Jan 23 06:19:39 UTC 2006

Ok, if it is a YADIS service then we need some common way to refer to 
field sets.

For example, does credit card data include billing address?

Is age or birthdate or both specified?

Is there a way to refer to (gender,age,zip) for various ad targeting 

How is last4 of social identified?

How are "whereabouts" specified?


S. Alexander Jacobson tel:917-770-6565

On Fri, 20 Jan 2006, Joaquin Miller wrote:

>> What is the thinking here around standardizing sets of data to be collected 
>> by the consumer site?
>> Does it ask for specific fields e.g. addr1, addr2, city, state, zip or does 
>> it just ask for an address?
>> Or does it ask for a vcard URL?
>> LID seems to have "profiles" but I am not sure I am understanding them 
>> correctly.
> What LID has today is, for example, the capability to store some vCard 
> elements and to return some of those in XML or classic vCard format.  Which 
> are returned depends on what is requested and what the person is willing to 
> provide to the particular requester.
> By 'profile' we just mean data about self that can be provided selectively in 
> some structured format.
> Example: provide credit card data to eCommerce sites, but not friends, 
> whereabouts to friends, but not acquaintences, ...
> So, in LID, ask for specific fields (vCard provides both the complete 
> formatted address and the individual fields).  But, perhaps in some other 
> service, ask for the URL to make vCard queries.
> Providing data in this way is a YADIS service.  So the YADIS spec just 
> enables providing the identifier of the particular service in a YADIS 
> Resource Descriptor.
> Cordially, Joaquin
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