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Re: Meeting minutes: Monday April 4 2011

From: Peter Williams <home_pw@msn.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2011 10:55:53 -0700
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CC: WebID XG <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
To: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
I get the impression that the work of this incubator is, essentially, done. There is lots of related work (not related to ssl, certs,  keys, assurances) in other forums.

It comes down to this: though the client cert could just have a webid that points to a . CRT resource on the web (tested to be byte identical to the cert delivered in the ssl message),  by adding on the world of triples and foaf card and semweb caching and aggregation (generally) the webid enables an application platform. One example is federated social webs (which seems to be a facebook killer, in politics).


If the (corporate) user is behind a connect proxy doing ssl mitm (vs ssl passthru), the protocol doesn't work - as any client authn signature generated by the https ua would fail to validate when received by the agent performing validation.

In hosting environments such as the azure service bus (with https: vs sb: Uris) webid will struggle since the bus (in https mode) is a series of proxied ssl connections (with non ssl connection across the bus fabric itself, to allow for inspection, data retention, ... And fabric management).

On Apr 4, 2011, at 9:21 AM, Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net> wrote:

> The minutes for the meeting today are here:
> 
>  http://www.w3.org/2011/04/04-webid-minutes.html
> 
> Henry
> 
> On 1 Apr 2011, at 19:59, Henry Story wrote:
> 
>> ----------------------------------------------------------
>> AGENDA Teleconference
>> W3C WebID Interest Group telephone conference 2011-April-04
>> -----------------------------------------------------------
>> *15:00-16:00 UTC* 
>> *11:00am-12:00pm EST (Boston Time)
>> *17:00am-18:00pm Paris Time
>> Local time: http://timeanddate.com/s/204p
>> 
>> Bridge US: +1-617-761-6200 (Zakim)
>> Conference code: 93243 (spells "WEBID")
>> IRC channel : #webid on irc.w3.org:6665 W3C
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>> 
>> Chair: Henry Story (a.k.a bblfish )
>> Scribe: to be decided
>> 
>> 1. Admin
>> 
>> Agreeing to last reports
>> 
>> 2. Introduction
>> 
>> Of any new members.
>> 
>> 3.  Deliverables
>> 
>> - spec changes
>> - test cases
>> - other
> 
> Social Web Architect
> http://bblfish.net/
> 
> 
> 
Received on Monday, 4 April 2011 17:56:09 UTC

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