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Re: ACL

From: Alexandre Passant <alexandre.passant@deri.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 19:14:09 +0000
Cc: nathan@webr3.org, WebID XG <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
Message-Id: <AA0145C7-A1AA-4471-86D6-956229F587AE@deri.org>
To: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Hi,

On 25 Jan 2011, at 19:02, Henry Story wrote:

> Not sure. 
> 
> I think WebID spec and testing interoperability of WebID implementations 
> is core, as well as issues in browsers that we can see that could improve
> things.
> 
> ACLs are not far from the core, and may even be needed to get implementations
> going a bit beyond the simplest point. They may even be needed for testing.
> 
> Every little thing we add can create a huge amount of workload. So we have to
> be careful :-)

Indeed, one year is quite short, and we have to follow the charter to avoid "off-topic" work and provide the expected deliverables on time.

However, mentioning ACL and some existing ontologies could be relevant in the requirements document.

> For example standardising ACLs could end up require work comparing
> all kinds of ACLs ontologies, not an easy task. 
> 
> Perhaps the question to ask is: where does not having ACLs start creating 
> interoperability limitations for WebID implementations? Ie, how far can we
> go without them?

My feeling is that we could get WebID (authentication) without ACL issues. 
What people do when the user is authenticated (e.g. use ACL ontology to deliver X or Y) is IMO a matter of the implementation, not of WebID itself.

Alex.

> 
> Henry
> 
> On 25 Jan 2011, at 19:42, Nathan wrote:
> 
>> Hi All,
>> 
>> Quick scope check, is ACL, like http://esw.w3.org/WebAccessControl under the scope of this IG?
>> 
>> Best,
>> 
>> Nathan
>> 
> 
> Social Web Architect
> http://bblfish.net/
> 
> 

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Dr. Alexandre Passant
Digital Enterprise Research Institute
National University of Ireland, Galway
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