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Matter of DN and what's possible

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2012 14:20:25 -0500
Message-ID: <4F09EC79.3000302@openlinksw.com>
To: WebID XG <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
All,

Please look at: 
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.security.cryptography.x509certificates.x509nametype(v=vs.85).aspx 
.

Again, I believe we can reduce Linked Data publishing complexity re. 
WebID by separating the identifiers that serve the role of Name from 
identifiers that serve the role of Address. In doing so, a publish (via 
an x.509) cert can assert:

1. Here is a Subject's Name  (which could be an Identifier in composite 
or compound form, important thing is that its a key)
2. Here is the Address of a Resource that describes an x.509 cert 
Subject via a directed graph (negotiable representation) via existence 
of a "mirrored claim" (in this case relation connecting Subject Name to 
Public Key components).

I see two routes:

1. be more flexible and imaginative about contents of DN
2. delineate between UrlName (URL) and UriName  (generic URI) when 
dealing with a composite SAN i.e., one with many URIs.

Of course, there is a 3rd route, but utterly heretic. Just adopt the 
same approach as Microsoft! It won't lock you into Windows.

-- 

Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	
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