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Some links from Joseph Smarr of PortableContacts

From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 23:36:43 +0000
Message-ID: <b3be92a00910271636t3d6a0550gca2ff8e2dfcde979@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-xg-socialweb@w3.org
Joseph Smarr [1] of Portable Contacts will be our guest speaker
tomorrow, and has sent us some links, cut and pasted below.

Also, I highly recommend his Google I/O talk on the Social Web, which
is available on his blog [1].

PortableContacts is an XML-based format for personal information,
similar to vCard and FOAF, and developed from Plaxo's considerable
empirical experience in contact details. Highly recommend people take
a look at the spec.

[1] http://josephsmarr.com/

For Portable Contacts... http://portablecontacts.net/ is the main
page, and http://portablecontacts.net/draft-spec.html is the
current spec, which is technically still a draft, but in practice is
pretty stable and with existing implementations in the wild (for
instance, Plaxo's is at http://www.plaxo.com/api/portablecontacts and
Google's is at http://code.google.com/apis/contacts/docs/poco/1.0/developers_guide.html
). Portable Contacts has also been wire-aligned with the relevant
portions of the Open Social RESTful API for accessing people data, so
in essence every compliant OpenSocial container is also a Portable
Contacts provider for free.
Received on Tuesday, 27 October 2009 23:37:23 UTC

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