Question about foaf and Yadis

Brad Fitzpatrick brad at
Tue May 17 10:14:57 PDT 2005


Geeklog runs a Yadis server.
Geeklog makes their FOAF files point to their Yadis server.
Geeklog comments on LiveJournal, saying they're "".
It works.

On Tue, 17 May 2005, Web Technologies wrote:

> This is somewhat of a newbie question but I'm curious if this can work. I've
> read up on foaf and now Yadis, both of which I really like. Is their a way
> to populate a foaf files upon request, or have the foaf files point to
> database entries for something like geeklog users to use for authentication
> (By that I mean using Yadis to authenticate like your example?)
> So if a geeklog user wants to leave a comment on livejournal, how would you
> make that work?
> I guess you would need somehow to have the foaf files actually, unless you
> could use the person profile, having the ID read from it work some magic.
> Any ideas or thoughts?

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