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Re: WebID-ISSUE-37: Should WebFinger be mentioned in the spec? [WebID Spec]

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 17:39:04 +0100
Cc: Stéphane Corlosquet <scorlosquet@gmail.com>, WebID Incubator Group WG <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
Message-Id: <F3F141C5-0FED-47EF-943C-C5C3990BC9D2@bblfish.net>
To: Peter Williams <home_pw@msn.com>

On 16 Feb 2011, at 17:08, Peter Williams wrote:

> It's vague. It confuses three pertinent issue:
> 
> The acct uri scheme. Can such a uri go in the San uri field?

an interesting question. I wonder what the spec for the account uri is.

> The resolution of acct to a signed xrd. Does the xrd provide a meaning for the acct uri?

Would have to be looked into, indeed. Spec pointers would be useful here too.

> How acct and the signed xrd relate to the foaf agent named using a http uri and supplying foaf cards. 

Yes, those are good questions. The model either works by showing that XRD can be thought of as a Profile Document, or that it can point to a Profile Document. 

In the latter case this is part of the larger idea of WebID, which is that we are proving the identity of an agent. It's something that longer term could be put on a logical foundation with a logic of trust as mentioned by Issue 13 http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/webid/track/issues/13

Anyway, just looking into all those issues can take time, which is why it would be good to have specialists in that space help out on it.

Henry

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> On Feb 16, 2011, at 6:19 AM, Stéphane Corlosquet <scorlosquet@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> 
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
>> Date: October 04, 2010
>> 
>> no. primer or supporting doc at best
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>> On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 9:13 AM, WebID Incubator Group Issue Tracker <sysbot+tracker@w3.org> wrote:
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>> WebID-ISSUE-37: Should WebFinger be mentioned in the spec? [WebID Spec]
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>> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/webid/track/issues/37
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>> Raised by: Stéphane Corlosquet
>> On product: WebID Spec
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>> Issue raised by Manu Sporny at https://github.com/webid-community/webid-spec/issues#issue/10
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>> WebFinger provides a very handy way of identifying a WebID given an e-mail address. Should we support WebFinger-based discovery of an OpenID-supporting WebID endpoint?
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