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Re: PGP aside

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2011 13:07:32 +0100
Message-ID: <CAKaEYh+Kdtd7daaJLxwS4rYNRN=zWCKYVYyHr4Qj0zXobM0Dmg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Cc: Mo McRoberts <mo.mcroberts@bbc.co.uk>, WebID XG <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
On 29 December 2011 13:06, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 29 December 2011 13:05, Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net> wrote:
>>
>> On 29 Dec 2011, at 13:04, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
>>
>>> On 29 December 2011 13:03, Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> 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?
>>>
>>> fingerprint?
>>
>> Can you be more specific?
>
> http://xmlns.com/wot/0.1/#term_fingerprint

Property: wot:fingerprint
Fingerprint - A public key hex fingerprint string (40 digits, white
space insignificant).
Status: 	testing
OWL Type: 	An InverseFunctionalProperty (uniquely identifying property)
Domain: 	wot:PubKey
Range: 	http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string
The output of gpg --fingerprint HexKeyID, or equivilant for other
software packages, with all whitespace removed. All alpha characters
should be capitalized.

C0036D11C5386757A45242B471AB077CA401983F

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>> Henry
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>>>> Henry
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>>>>>>
>>>>>> M.
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