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WebID-ISSUE-38: Differentiate between the identifying agent and the user operating the identifying agent [WebID Spec]

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Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 14:21:02 +0000
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WebID-ISSUE-38: Differentiate between the identifying agent and the user operating the identifying agent [WebID Spec]

http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/webid/track/issues/38

Raised by: Toby Inkster
On product: WebID Spec

Reported by Toby Inkster at http://lists.foaf-project.org/pipermail/foaf-protocols/2010-August/003265.html

The current spec doesn't differentiate very well between the
identifying agent which is "typically also a User Agent" which in most
peoples' minds roughly corresponds to a browser, and the user operating
the identifying agent itself.

It says for instance "Identification Certificate: An X.509 [X509V3]
Certificate that must contain a Subject Alternative Name extension with
a URI entry. The URI identifies the Identification Agent"; and "WebID
URI: A URI specified via the Subject Alternative Name extension of the
Identification Certificate that identifies an Identification Agent."
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