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The actor is the entity who did the activity. It will be conveyed via the atom/author element. The actor properties are placed inside the author element.

  • ID: atom:id within author, otherwise default to author:uri
  • Name: atom:name
  • Url to profile page: atom:link rel="alternate"
  • Profile photo: atom:link rel="photo"
  • Object-type: if not present, defaults to .../person 
  • Additional Fields: See Portable Contacts


  <title>Monica Keller</title>
  <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://www.myspace.com/ciberch" />
  <link rel="photo" type="image/jpeg" href="http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/151/s_88bcd3986d104044888e07298a5180d6.jpg" />
 <poco:displayName>Monica Keller</poco:displayName>

Shortened example, taking advantage of intelligent defaults:



In the early ActivityStreams spec, the <actor> element was separate from the <author> element. In March 2010 these elements were merged as it became clear that extending the Atom author element was allowed.

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