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Re: New WebID spec on identity.

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 16:23:47 +0100
Cc: public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>
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To: Andrei SAMBRA <andrei.sambra@gmail.com>

On 19 Nov 2012, at 15:04, Andrei SAMBRA <andrei.sambra@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I've started drafting the new WebID spec, which deals exclusively with identity. It should reflect what we discussed at the last teleconf. You can see the latest draft version here: https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/WebID/raw-file/tip/spec/identity-respec.html

I have updated the picture and put Tim Berners Lee as the example. 
I think it is really important to have a real person be the reference of the WebID for explanatory reasons. People need to be able to do an http GET on a real URI and see that it actually does work. They must also know that the person in the real world exists, because otherwise we have to create a fictional character, and there will be a tendency for that fictional character to be thought of as just a diagrammatic person - making it difficult to help people distinguish between symbolic elements and real elements.


> I'm not even sure how to call it at this point, since WebIDentity Identity spec just doesn't sound right. Maybe we should call it the "WebID spec", and refer to the old one as WebID-TLS.
> Please let me know if/what comments you may have, so I can make the necessary adjustments.
> Best,
> Andrei

Social Web Architect

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