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Re: PGP aside

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2011 12:17:19 +0100
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To: Mo McRoberts <mo.mcroberts@bbc.co.uk>
Cc: WebID XG <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
On 29 December 2011 10:31, Mo McRoberts <mo.mcroberts@bbc.co.uk> wrote:
> A brief aside, which may or may not be of interest to WebID folk.
>
> I was reading through the OpenPGP spec last night, and noticed section 5.2.3.18 which describes the “Preferred Key Server” signature subpacket:
>
> “5.2.3.18.  Preferred Key Server
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>
>   (String)
>
>   This is a URI of a key server that the key holder prefers be used for
>   updates.  Note that keys with multiple User IDs can have a preferred
>   key server for each User ID.  Note also that since this is a URI, the
>   key server can actually be a copy of the key retrieved by ftp, http,
>   finger, etc.”
>
> It strikes me that as the spec explicitly provides for serving up a static resource (rather than the target being the URI of an HKP or LDAP server), it could quite easily be an endpoint which performs content negotiation and returns a variety of formats, for example PGP key data *and* linked data (which might contain, for example, a WebID profile).

Nice find.  I already do this using the wot: vocab.

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