Re: [apps-discuss] Webfinger

Simon Perreault <simon.perreault@viagenie.ca> Mon, 21 November 2011 18:27 UTC

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Subject: Re: [apps-discuss] Webfinger
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Paul E. Jones wrote, on 10/24/2011 04:09 PM:
> We just submitted this:
> 
> http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-jones-appsawg-webfinger-00.txt

One general comment I have is that there seems to be a lot of overlap with
features already in vCard or that could be defined as extensions to vCard. Let's
take for example one example from the draft:

     <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
     <XRD xmlns="http://docs.oasis-open.org/ns/xri/xrd-1.0">
       <Subject>acct:bob@example.com</Subject>
       <Link rel="http://webfinger.net/rel/avatar"
             href="http://example.com/bob/images/avatar.jpg"/>
       <Link rel="blog"
             href="http://example.net/bob/blog/"/>
       <Link rel="vcard"
             href="http://example.com/bob/vcard.vcf"/>
       <Link rel="http://specs.openid.net/auth/2.0/provider"
             href="https://openid.example.com/bob"/>
       <Link rel="share" href="http://example.com/bob/public/"/>
       <Link rel="http://webfinger.net/rel/profile-page"
             href="http://example.com/bob/profile/"/>
     </XRD>

All of the <Link> elements, except the one pointing to the vCard itself, could
be contained inside the vCard.

Did you look at vCard and find it inappropriate for your needs?

Simon
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