phil wilson :: a geek commodity

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permanent link to post Time to meet the (foaf:)maker 

Monday, April 05, 2004

Whilst writing my LJ Friends Feed script I noticed that in the section of every livejournal user’s page there’s a meta tag describing the foaf:maker of that page. G’s page, for example, contains this:

<meta name="foaf:maker" content="foaf:mbox_sha1sum '1ac73dd5910fd8615d2ae27efaf24258a84c3e66'" />

Paired with the foaf:weblog statement in his FOAF file this provides simple validation for both statements. Awesome. I hadn’t thought of using meta tags like this, and had really assumed that rdf-in-xhtml would have to be used for it, but provided there’s a common way of doing it (especially within a closed system like LJ) then there’s no reason not to.

Interesting stuff!