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Re: Matter of DN and what's possible

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2012 21:15:24 -0500
Message-ID: <4F0A4DBC.10301@openlinksw.com>
To: public-xg-webid@w3.org
On 1/8/12 8:31 PM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>> This isn't especially different from the “we have e-mailled you a 
>> verification link” automated processes which, having been followed, 
>> allow you to be identified by an e-mail address, nor terribly 
>> different to Google’s Webmaster Tools site verification or Apps CNAME.
>
> Yes and No. We'll even get to that proof once we cross this initial 
> bridge re. Name, Addresses, and Descriptor (of Information) Resources. 
Critical typo fix. Meant to say:

Yes and No. We'll even get to that proof once we cross this initial 
bridge re. Name, Addresses, and Descriptor (*or Information) Resources.

One of the key manglers of Linked Data comprehension are the terms:

1. Information Resource
2. Non Information Resource.

In real terms, what they are supposed mean are:

1. Descriptor Resource -- the document that describes an unambiguously 
identified subject
2. Subject Name -- unambiguous identifier that plays the role of subject 
name.

The Descriptor (Information) Resource has an Address i.e., a URL.
The Subject Name can take the form of a generic HTTP URI.

The HTTP URI based name offers a lot of benefits, but it comes at the 
following costs:

1. being unintuitive
2. deployment nuances that have lead to the httpRang-14 imbroglio.

If one accepts that Linked Data (in its purest sense re. HTTP URI based 
Names in SAN) isn't a realistic ground level requirement for WebID, we 
ultimately open the floodgates for WebID comprehension, adoption, and 
massive bootstrap.

Now, when it comes to EmailAddresses they are mailto: scheme URIs, they 
can be used in descriptor documents too. In short, they provide the most 
intuitive way for people to understand the construction and publication 
of descriptor documents on the Web leveraging HTML.

This also opens up the door for Microformats too! Yes, they to are 
affective vehicle for holding the mirrored claims that underpin the 
WebID verification protocol.

We are nearly there, really !!

-- 

Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	
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