February 28th, 2004

photogeek

FOAF additions

Alright, I'm putting together updates to the FOAF information for the next version. I can't make any promises as to when it will go in, live, or even be passed onto a developer - this is a very rough draft of changes that I'm working on making.

Let me know if there's anything I missed.

Additions:

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Possible additions that I haven't yet coded:

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Additions that will not happen:
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There is a lot of information this doesn't provide. This is not meant to be a definitive source of information for all bots. It's a way to provide information about a person and their relationships with other people. For this reason, some information will simply not be available through this interface. Work is already underway which will provide other information to spiders and bots. (The Web Services API, http://www.livejournal.com/community/lj_dev/571518.html has more information.) The goal of FOAF is not to supersede this, but instead to provide the information in a manner that is befitting to the tools that can use it.