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Re: PGP aside

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2011 13:03:10 +0100
Cc: Mo McRoberts <mo.mcroberts@bbc.co.uk>, WebID XG <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
Message-Id: <8A868C45-BC56-4EE0-9875-DEE9E8727934@bblfish.net>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>

On 29 Dec 2011, at 12:17, Melvin Carvalho wrote:

> 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
>> 
>> 
>>   (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).
> 

yes, very cool. I have been wondering about this for a long time.

> Nice find.  I already do this using the wot: vocal.

You could do this with the cert ontology too no? What is missing?

Henry

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