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Re: PGP aside

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2011 11:48:49 -0500
Message-ID: <4EFC99F1.6040209@openlinksw.com>
To: public-xg-webid@w3.org
On 12/29/11 6:17 AM, 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).
> Nice find.  I already do this using the wot: vocab.

What do you do?

Mo:
This is indeed an intriguing find .

Kingsley
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