Profile Information

Tantek Çelik tantek at
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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