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Re: Intro

From: Stephane Boyera <boyera@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 08 Apr 2009 16:16:03 +0200
Message-ID: <49DCB1A3.4070208@w3.org>
To: Henri Asseily <hasseily@telnic.org>
CC: public-mw4d@w3.org
I'm sorry to jump in this discussion, but while learning about .tel 
might be interesting, i'm not sure i understand how this relates to the 
topic of this group ?
Henri Asseily a écrit :
>> Doesn't this "Telnic-managed proxy system" threaten to become the next
>> Facebook then? I have to friend you with this service
>> http://telfriends.tel/login_input.action
> You don't have to. This is simply a convenience system to exchange 
> public keys and private subdomains (i.e. "here's where you can get my 
> contact info encrypted for you").
>> Does not seem like a highly distributed system like the Web is
>> supposed to be. http://www.w3.org/TR/webarch/
> We'll be happy to link .tel friending to any distributed system that 
> simply provides PKI and a unique string, with proper messaging.
> Again, you don't need to use the friending system. You could give me 
> your public key, I'd encrypt the NAPTRs and store them in a special 
> subdomain, and give you its name. The TelFriends system is just 
> convenience for this process.
>> The NAPTR triples look a little complicated to me. Isn't it better if
>> contact details are aggregated from a homepage with simpler HTML
>> markup? A microformat?
> Not at all. The web is horribly misunderstood as a provider of 
> everything to everyone. It has a lot of overhead and is exceedingly 
> complex for something as simple as storing key/value pairs. The DNS is 
> incredibly faster and cheaper for mobile devices.
>> How do you prevent spam? Surely a bad robot can easily trawl .tel
>> records for our contact details and bombard us with spam?
> Encrypt the records. That's what privacy is for. Good luck for a spammer 
> to find your friend's private key and your hidden subdomain for his 
> data. It's your choice to publicize or not your contact info. And if you 
> do want to publicize it, it needs to be used as simply as a click to call.
> See my sample video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OucbqWtH6kk
> It's all real time. Having worked with the web for so long, we forget 
> that there's a great simple, distributed, fast and ubiquitous database 
> that we use all day long and forget about: the DNS.
> H

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