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Re: #URIs and redirections

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 13:46:30 +0100
Cc: public-webid@w3.org
Message-Id: <F74B9854-81A0-42B8-AAC4-029F01BB1625@bblfish.net>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>

On 30 Nov 2012, at 13:42, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:

> On 11/30/12 7:33 AM, Henry Story wrote:
>>> >Yes, and in my world of software production and delivery, I don't look to waiting for Apple if the technology in question provides me with a workaround. That's my fundamental point.
>> Ok, so can we remove those finger-pointing-at-apple examples?
> 
> Why, I don't know how you've triangulated that conclusion. They stay because they showcase a user experience problem with hash style of HTTP URI for Mac OS X platform users.
> 
>> Or is there some use case you
>> absolutely need the user to click on the WebID in the key chain for?
> 
> Er.. open up the certificate used to sign this email, go to the SAN slot, click on the URI serving as a WebID and see what happens. Beyond that, working with Keychain is natural end-user interaction once working with WebID. Same thing applies to testing and implementing WebID.

So your use case is one to do with authenticating a user, in a hypothetical situation where people
would follow your procedure to do this. It seems easier to fix the bug in apples keychain, than
it is going to be to change 100s of millions of consumers behaviour.

I really think you are just trying to waste time here. Don't you have anything better
to do as CEO?

> 
>> And what has that got
>> to do with WebID spec we are writing.
> 
> Nothing.
> 
> It has everything to do with making the case for interoperability in a Wiki document that supposed to capture arguments.
> 
>> This is not about WebID-TLS right?
> 
> Did I say it was?
> 
> As far as I recall, this has everything to do with the subject of this mail and the section in the Wiki about pros and cons of hash HTTP URIs.
> 
>> And even in WebID-TLS
>> clicking on the URI in the keychain is part of what use case?
> 
> See my comments above.
>> 
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