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Re: self-signed

From: Mo McRoberts <mo.mcroberts@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 08:36:52 +0100
Cc: public-xg-webid@w3.org
Message-Id: <49BDC607-A10D-4432-921F-9588AF1B76E5@bbc.co.uk>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>

On 19 Apr 2011, at 01:43, Kingsley Idehen wrote:

>> You're saying “WebID should support more than just http URIs”
>> 
> 
> It shouldn't be scheme specific in any shape or form.

Okay, I have a practical problem with this as written: how do I implement a WebID relying party which doesn't restrict itself to certain schemes? There will _always_ be certain schemes which a server understands and schemes it doesn't. You can't have WebIDs which are perfectly conformant, but only work properly (i.e., your FOAF document can be retrieved) on some servers but not others. Somewhere along the way, there has to be a list — which is part of WebID — which says “these are the mechanisms you need to implement in order to operate as a relying party”. 

M.

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