Contact Mapping Schema

June 13, 2008

So after reading an informative post on Chris Messina’s blog I think I am going to put together an xml based mapping for the various contact APIs out there…  

I am currently working with a particular API but will likely have to support the others eventually (depending on what my users, etc. want) so I might as well create the facade now and code to a single api.  I could create some code but I think since everyone codes in different languages (yup believe it or not some of still use C) it would be simpler to create some XML schemas, etc. and leave the implementation details up to the end developer though I may create a sample in javascript.  

Since I’ve been looking at putting something out for the community for a while if this is deemed helpful I shall look at this as a possible contribution. 

Yes been linking to Chris a bit lately but I think identity is one of the core underpinnings to turning data into actionable information (an area I am working in) and Chris is all over identity stuff.  If you are interested in open methods of identification and authorization follow his blog.