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Re: [webid spec] overview section

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:09:43 -0500
Message-ID: <50ABF197.70308@openlinksw.com>
To: public-webid@w3.org
On 11/20/12 3:52 PM, Nathan wrote:
> Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>> On 11/20/12 2:50 PM, Andrei SAMBRA wrote:
>>>       I think it may be useful also to explain how these WebIDs can
>>>     then be used to
>>>     create social networks - across servers. ( I can send a graphic of
>>>     interlinked WebIDs for
>>>     that ).
>>> Isn't this out of scope for the spec? It's up to each of us to 
>>> decide how we want to use WebIDs.
>> It's okay for a conceptual guide. Such a guide should have a least 
>> one usecase scenario. The moment to get a profile graph from the 
>> de-reference of a WebID you are in social web/network territory.
> WebID 1.0 is getting to the point where there's almost nothing to 
> specify, it's a one liner of words which equate to "a dereferencable 
> URI for an Agent", 

I wish :-)

We haven't been able to get beyond:

1. dereferencable URI that denotes an Agent
2. dereferencable HTTP URI that denotes an Agent
3. derferencable hash based HTTP URI that denotes an Agent.

Even the indentation above highlights interop issues with visual broader 
and narrower effect.

> everything else I see is just padding, so may as well be padding which 
> shows how WebIDs can be used, imho - if we're gunning for adoption 
> here that is.


> Something I haven't noticed (may have missed), is any text which shows 
> a distinction between an Agent Identifier, and an Identifier for a 
> UserAccount, like twitter or g+.

One for the principals bucket, methinks. And yet another reference to 
"principal" from WebDAV ACL [1]


1. http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3744 -- WebDAV ACL Protocol (a protocol 
we implemented eons ago, FWIW) .



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