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Re: Simple Straw Poll re. Hash URI Specificity and WebID Definition

From: Alexandre Bertails <bertails@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 11:27:24 -0500
Message-ID: <50AD00EC.2050006@w3.org>
To: public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>
CC: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, "public-rww@w3.org" <public-rww@w3.org>
On 11/21/2012 11:04 AM, Henry Story wrote:
> I am not sure the RWW mailing list is the right place to send this message,
> as they have not followed the debate. I think we need a wiki page that lists
> the pros and cons of each of the issues below, if you are going to bring new
> people to the conversation.
>
> On 21 Nov 2012, at 16:49, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:
>
>> All,
>>
>> As per a variety of threads re. the matter of the definition of a WebID, I kindly request a simple +1, -1, or 0 vote on the following issue of concern:
>>
>> Should a WebID be defined specifically as a hash based HTTP URI?
>
> "Specifically" is not clear.

It's not clear because the definition is not complete. I mean, it's
missing the goal (identity) and some other "constraints" (like the
default serialization format).

Voting without those will not solve anything. I would vote "again" for
the definition we had agreed upon at TPAC [1].

[[
RESOLUTION: "A WebID is a hash HTTP URI which denotes an Agent. You
can GET an RDF model as TURTLE.
]]

Alexandre.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2012/10/30-webid-minutes.html#webid-definition

>
> In terms of language we can use MUST, SHOULD etc.
>
> So perhaps you can rephrase it in those terms.
>
> [1] a WebID MUST be a an HTTP hash uri
> [2] a WebID SHOULD be an HTTP hash uri
> [3] a WebID SHOULD be any HTTP hash uri
>
> in all cases of course we agree that the URI MUST refer to an agent as described in the current spec.
>
> Is this better?
>
>
>>
>> Note:
>> Most of use are extremely time challenged, and really need to make decisions and set priorities re. this matter. Thus, I would like those with a vested interest in this matter to vote.
>>
>> This is an informative endeavor.
>>
>> Poll Question:
>> Do you support defining a WebID *specifically* as a hash based HTTP URI?
>>
>> --
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Kingsley Idehen	
>> Founder & CEO
>> OpenLink Software
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>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
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>
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