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Re: what are claims mirrors?

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 13:11:26 +0100
Message-ID: <CAKaEYh+y0t2Ex_hP_f=0rriVgoh6UFgxUPdkhUKaJAHnWFjucg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Cc: WebID XG <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
On 16 January 2012 12:20, Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net> wrote:
> Kingsley keeps speaking of "Claims mirrors" in support of his arguments. What are they? How do they work?

every rdf triple is a claim / assertion

it has a trust interval based on various factors

the two main factors are :

where did you find the triple? -- e.g.

if you trust the dns you are more likely to trust the claim

if the claim is signed you are more likely to trust the triple

In webid you are linking a person to a public key.  It's easy to think
that the only way to do this is to dereference the person and follow
your nose to the key.  But when you consider the web as a huge
database of claims in billions or even trillions of places, you
understand that it's just one small piece in a giant jigsaw.




> Henry
> Social Web Architect
> http://bblfish.net/
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