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Re: Report on Beijing

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 10:09:29 +0200
Message-ID: <48182939.4070601@w3.org>
To: "Scheppe, Kai-Dietrich" <k.scheppe@telekom.de>
CC: Public POWDER <public-powderwg@w3.org>

oh, and on more thing: good talk by the way, I enjoyed it very much! ;)


Shadi Abou-Zahra wrote:
> 
> Hi Kai,
> 
> This response won't be much help, but you may be interested to know that 
> we've had the same discussion around EARL. How do you trust a report put 
> on a Web site or some kind of a repository?
> 
> We have not taken specific action on this, except to try and explain how 
> a security layer could be placed on-top of the EARL format. For example, 
> by using signatures on the XML serialization of the RDF.
> 
> I agree with you that this is an important topic that always comes up in 
> one form or the other. I'd be interested if the POWDER folks can come up 
> with something that we can reuse for EARL... ;)
> 
> Regards,
>   Shadi
> 
> 
> Scheppe, Kai-Dietrich wrote:
>> Phil had asked about China and the WWW2008 conference.
>>
>> Yes, there is something to report.
>> I gave a short presentation on POWDER.  It went fine, people seemed 
>> interested, there were few questions.
>>
>> However, one point came up in several conversations with several people
>> - that of security.
>>
>> Basically I was asked: 
>>       How do you ensure that the DR which has been written does in fact
>> come from that person or entity?
>>
>> I believe we had, a long time ago, discussed digital signatures, but
>> wasn't sure what had come of all that.
>>
>>
>> Question to the group:  Will we deal with that? And if yes, how?
>>
>> The easy way out would be to say no, trust is up to the user and we
>> won't bother, but I was struck by how this point came up several times
>> independently, thus I think it is not something to be brushed aside.
>>
>> -- Kai
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   WAI International Program Office Activity Lead   |
  W3C Evaluation & Repair Tools Working Group Chair |
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