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Re: 2 resolutions, please vote == Re: FORMAL WebID Teleconf, Monday 21 November 2011 -- 15:00UTC

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 18:42:49 +0100
Cc: WebID XG <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
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To: Stéphane Corlosquet <scorlosquet@gmail.com>

On 21 Nov 2011, at 18:10, Stéphane Corlosquet wrote:
> 
> 
>  -  merge rsa into cert ontology
>    background:
>     if we use xsd:hexBinary then there is only one relation that is widely used in the cert ontology the cert:key relation
>     the rsa ontology has only two relations that are used
>   => so we might as well merge rsa into the cert ontology
> 
> I'm in favor of having only one ontology. But I wonder if rsa is appropriate. doesn't it make WebID tied to RSA. how about DSA? shouldn't we try to generalize the rsa ontology so it applies to more than just RSA?

It would be just a question of adding the relations required to describe a DSA string. 
Apparently very very few servers use DSA certificates (not sure why), but perhaps more use DSA for client certs?
In any case if someone wishes to add a small ontology for DSA that's ok.


I think I heard that for elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) there is no clean way to create a canonical representation for the same curve.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elliptic_curve_cryptography
ECC http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4492

This would mean that if those were used then a simple ASK query would not work.... But I am not sure at all about that, and I don't think these are widely deployed yet.


Henry
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