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Re: [community] from W3C….Fwd: Proposal: "User" header field

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 09:42:38 -0400
Message-ID: <51E9424E.10300@openlinksw.com>
To: Torsten Lodderstedt <torsten@lodderstedt.net>
CC: George Fletcher <gffletch@aol.com>, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>, "board@openid.net" <board@openid.net>, public-rww <public-rww@w3.org>, OpenID Specs Mailing List <specs@openid.net>
On 7/19/13 4:14 AM, Torsten Lodderstedt wrote:
> Hi,
> could you please shed some light on the use case for the User field? 
> What entity sets the value, what entitity uses it for what purpose?

It holds a URI that resolves to a document bearing content that 
describes the URIs referent. For example, this document could be 
comprised of a machine-readable entity->attribute->value  or 
subject->predicate->object based relations.

An end-user application (including browser extensions or plugins) will 
set the value. A server will make use of these values e.g., looking up 
the URIs to locate the description of the entity denoted (named) by the 
URI. It can then use this description as the basis for ACLs and 
sophisticated data access policies which are all driven by logic.

> Regards,
> Torsten.
> Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> schrieb:
>     On 7/18/13 1:38 PM, Torsten Lodderstedt wrote:
>>     I fully agree with George und would like to add: why don't you
>>     just use the authorization header to send identity
>>     data/credentials/tokens to the server in order to allow for
>>     access control?
>     This is already possible. The requirement here stems from the fact
>     that "From:" is bound specifically to mailto: scheme URIs (Uniform
>     Resource Identifiers). We are looking to "User:" to be the
>     superClass of "From:" which is basically URI scheme agnostic.
>     That's it.
>     [SNIP]
>     -- 
>     Regards,
>     Kingsley Idehen
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>     OpenLink Software
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