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Leigh Dodds leigh at l...
Fri Dec 20 16:26:35 UTC 2002

Nice idea.

> But users wouldn't notice this capability until their browser looked
> for this info, and supported a FOAF lookup. That would require
> modifying Web browsers, a long and difficult task. Anyone have ideas
> on a way make the new capabilities available to unmodified browsers?

If the pages had a LINK tag that either identified the user, or pointed to
their FOAF file (which would be niced) you could do this now with a
bookmarklet which picked out the info and diverted the browser to a FOAF
directory application.

I was planning on doing something similar for the FOAF-a-Matic: have it
listen on a local port similar to Radio, et all and accept HTTP requests.
The URL would container a pointer to a FOAF file which would then be
parsed and automatically added to the list of friends. FOAF Autodiscovery



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