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RE: Updated charters, with tentative time line

From: Linn, John <jlinn@rsasecurity.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2006 10:02:48 -0400
Message-ID: <CBF06F06E674C948AD89E671645B785F0112A5F6@rsana-ex-hq2.NA.RSA.NET>
To: "Thomas Roessler" <tlr@w3.org>, <public-usable-authentication@w3.org>

Re the "Form Annotations for HTTP Authentication" draft charter, would
there be interest in generalizing the scope so as also to encompass
structural and tagging facilities for authentication-related information
sent in the reverse direction, from UAs to servers?  This may not be
necessary for a usage mode where a server-UA request triggers the UA to
initiate a protocol-level HTTP authentication transaction (and where
that protocol would likely have its own means to represent parameters),
but could serve to discriminate among different protected (e.g., hashed
and/or encrypted) credential representations that UAs could transfer
within POSTs and to carry their associated parameters.  As such, this
could provide a useful vehicle to incorporate enhanced capabilities
within the common POST-based paradigm. 


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Subject: Updated charters, with tentative time line


I've taken another stab at the scope and deliverable sections
of the charter drafts, and added tentative time lines to these.


For the security context information baseline group, I've tried
to introduce a clearer partition between the question what to
display (and how to do it nicely), and techniques to make that
kind of display more robust against spoofing.  (Thanks to Jeff
Nelson (Google) for his suggestions.)

The form annotations project has seen some general clean-up.

The time line (identical for both groups at this point) is
essentially the usual 3-month heartbeat requirement for public
working drafts, with two public WDs before last call.  A call
for participation is assumed to go out in October, and an
initial face-to-face meeting (for both groups; hopefully, we
can find a way to co-locate these) is assumed for the week of
13 November.

	Caveat emptor: Please note that, at this 
	point, these dates are working hypotheses!

Comments would, as always, be useful,
Thomas Roessler, W3C   <tlr@w3.org>
Received on Thursday, 10 August 2006 15:31:02 UTC

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