More on OpenID, FOAF, and Trackback

Dmitry Shecthman, who knows more about OpenID than I do, doesn’t get why OpenID is important to making FOAF the validation route for Trackback. Here’s my thinking, which has a 90% chance of being wrong (based on historical averages): FOAF looks like this: <foaf:Person> <foaf:name>Leigh Dodds</foaf:name> <foaf:firstName>Leigh</foaf:firstName> <foaf:surname>Dodds</foaf:surname> <foaf:mbox_sha1sum>71b88e951cb5f07518d69e5bb49a45100fbc3ca5</foaf:mbox_sha1sum> <foaf:knows> <foaf:Person> <foaf:name>Dan Brickley</foaf:name> <foaf:mbox_sha1sum>241021fb0e6289f92815fc210f9e9137262c252e</foaf:mbox_sha1sum> <rdfs:seeAlso rdf:resource=”http://rdfweb.org/people/danbri/foaf.rdf”/> […]