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Re: Proposal: Web Federation Protocol

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2012 17:36:58 +0200
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To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: public-rww@w3.org
On 2 July 2012 16:32, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:

> On 7/2/12 10:14 AM, Henry Story wrote:
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>> Pingback does not require WebID
>> http://bblfish.net/tmp/2011/**05/09/ <http://bblfish.net/tmp/2011/05/09/>
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> True, but it doesn't scale in any practical way modulo WebID. The
> limitations of Web 2.0 (a product of pingback laced blogosphere) is living
> proof :-)


A WebID is just a universal identifier on the web.

Authentication of your identifier is an orthogonal problem.  You can use
any authentication method that you want.  But X.509 was chosen to demo
things, because it has about 20 years of tooling and is already supported
by most web servers and browsers.


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