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Re: [webid-spec-proposal] WebID definition spec changes for 3. MUST be an HTTP(s) URI

From: Stéphane Corlosquet <scorlosquet@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2012 15:25:29 -0500
Message-ID: <CAGR+nnHFOgCxmQALF2mEwbdYXfHh8hQuhUoaobXVShkBvgeBAg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Cc: WebID <public-webid@w3.org>
Hi Henry,

On Thu, Nov 22, 2012 at 3:39 PM, Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>wrote:

>
> On 22 Nov 2012, at 20:31, Stéphane Corlosquet <scorlosquet@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> Just so people have something to look at when making their decision and
> pondering arguments, I've created a branch on hg where I pushed a proposal
> of the identity spec showing how WebID identity *could* be defined as a
> generic HTTP URI. You can view the full identity spec at:
>
> http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/WebID/raw-file/generic-http-uri-definition/spec/identity-respec.html
>
>
> The diff is at:
> https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/WebID/rev/bcfb6bdd04c8
>
>
> It looks simpler, but that is because you have lost the relation ship now
> between the WebID and the
> defining document. Doing that is going to take a lot more work if we have
> to speak about 303s... So
> your work is incomplete.
>

The key sentence that you might have missed is in the definition of the
WebID profile document [4]: "A WebID Profile is an RDF document that is
found by dereferencing the WebID HTTP URI". The point here is to rely on
HTTP to discover the Profile Document.

Steph.

[4]
http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/WebID/raw-file/generic-http-uri-definition/spec/identity-respec.html#dfn-webid_profile



>
>
> I've added these links to the last section of the wiki page [1].
>
> People who showed interest in such generic HTTP URI definition are
> encouraged to take a look and see if it's aligned with what they had in
> mind (Kingsley, Ted, Trueg, Nathan, etc...).
>
> happy Thanksgiving!
> --
> Steph.
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/webid/wiki/WebID_Definition/hash
>
>
>   Social Web Architect
> http://bblfish.net/
>
>


-- 
Steph.
Received on Friday, 23 November 2012 20:25:57 UTC

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