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Plaxo improves its open standards support

Plaxo, who defines himself as the creator of the “smart agenda” service, has recently updated its beta software to version 3.0 to support the OpenID and microformats open standards.

OpenID is a decentralized single access system. On OpenID compliant sites users do not need to generate and remember an additional username and password. Instead, they access with a personal URL that they have registered with any OpenID provider.

The company has also published an OpenID implementation guide to accelerate its adoption by the industry.

Microformats are standards-based data formats that identify specific information on the web page, such as a calendar event or contact information, allowing it to be easily shared with other services. Plaxo has implemented support for the hCard and hCal microformats.

Web: www.plaxo.com