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Re: xsd:anyURI - was: HTTPS and the Semantic Web

From: Michael Brunnbauer <brunni@netestate.de>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2016 23:41:59 +0200
To: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org
Message-ID: <20160521214159.GA10447@netestate.de>

Hello Henry,

On Sat, May 21, 2016 at 09:54:46PM +0200, Henry Story wrote:
> > We are talking about privacy and security issues of Semantic Web applications 
> > with regard to the use of TLS. For me, this is clearly Science Fiction, so we
> > have some time to fix it. In the meantime, paranoid applications can use
> > HSTS and preloaded HSTS lists as a temporary workaround.
> 
> This is actually not science fiction, and has many very important use cases
> for building distributed social networks, including b2b applications where
> confidentiality is important. The Snowden revelations should have made that
> clear by now.

I agree. But you are talking about ABox while I was talking about TBox.

There is of course a fringe, for example DBpedia. Assuming DBpedia moves to
HTTPS, wouldn't it be enough to recommend (preloaded) HSTS for sensitive apps 
using DBpedia until the problem has been solved in a better way?

> > What whould be the automated consequences of ex:canonical/ex:preferreduri? 
> > Would app developers care about it?
> 
> yes they would. If there were a way to automate the movement to better vocabularies,
> old software could last much longer without breaking.

I doubt somebody can come up with such a scheme.

Regards,

Michael Brunnbauer

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