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Re: Semantic Web Hackings

From: Dan Brickley <Daniel.Brickley@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 1 Jan 2001 09:16:57 +0000 (GMT)
To: "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@mysterylights.com>
cc: Jason Diamond <jason@injektilo.org>, xml-dev@lists.xml.org, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.21.0101010912350.8830-100000@mail.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>
On Sun, 31 Dec 2000, Sean B. Palmer wrote:

> > Why do you care what kind of URIs people use to identify
> > themselves? It shouldn't matter whether they choose any of
> > mailto, http, ldap, uuid, or even urn as their favorite scheme
> > as long as it's unique.
> 
> I'm simply suggesting that email boxes are "owned" and therefore it is
> easier to assert statements when using them as a unique identifier for a
> persons interface to the Web. Look at Dan's FOAF stuff -
> http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1
> 
> If I said I "owned" an http:// URI, how easy would that be to prove
> (ignoring TLDs - not everybody owns a TLD)?

I not sure if it proves an 'owns' relation, but Dan Connolly once
suggested the following procedure for verifying 'hasWriteAccessTo':
the suspicious party provides some long random number, and the supposed
owner embeds it in the content dereferencable at the debated URI.  --dan
Received on Monday, 1 January 2001 04:17:53 GMT

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