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

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2012 15:46:25 -0500
Message-ID: <50AFE0A1.1050900@openlinksw.com>
To: public-webid@w3.org
On 11/23/12 3:25 PM, Stéphane Corlosquet wrote:
> Hi Henry,
>
> On Thu, Nov 22, 2012 at 3:39 PM, Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net 
> <mailto:henry.story@bblfish.net>> wrote:
>
>
>     On 22 Nov 2012, at 20:31, Stéphane Corlosquet
>     <scorlosquet@gmail.com <mailto: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.
Steph,

To tighten things up a little, please change the following text in the 
first paragraph below the illustration:

The WebID URI - http://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/card#i - is an 
Identifier that refers to person or more generally an agent, in this 
case to Tim Bernsers Lee.

To:
The WebID URI - http://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/card#i - is an 
Identifier that denotes a person or more generally an Agent, in this 
case the person Tim Bernsers Lee.

To the degree this is relevant, I would change:
He can also publish one or more relations to Principals used by 
different authentication protocols. More information on WebID and other 
authentication protocols can be found on the WebID Identity 
Interoperability page.

To:
His published profile data also enables authentication using a variety 
of authentication protocols. More information on WebID and other 
authentication protocols can be found on the WebID Identity 
Interoperability page.

Again, major thanks and appreciation for the time invested in preserving 
and protecting the dexterity and interoperability of this endeavor. We 
don't fix the massive silo problem by creating our own silos, as you 
clearly understand.

-- 

Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	
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OpenLink Software
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