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Re: Archaic HTTP "From:" Header

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2013 07:17:47 -0400
Message-ID: <515EB2DB.80503@openlinksw.com>
To: public-webid@w3.org
On 4/4/13 7:48 PM, Mark Nottingham wrote:
> On 05/04/2013, at 1:13 AM, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:
>> Mark:
>> I've mauled over "Link:" and it does provide a solution. The only problem with said solution is that it lacks the intuition of "From:" by forcing folks to comprehend entity relationship semantics expressed in "Link:" based triples.
>> If we can just have "From:" accepting literals or URIs, we lay the foundation for solving many of today identity and identification problems on the Web. Note, adding URIs as a value option will not break crawler and other users that process literal values.
> We can't just change the syntax of From, sorry. See:
>    https://svn.tools.ietf.org/svn/wg/httpbis/draft-ietf-httpbis/latest/p2-semantics.html#header.from

We are simply seeking one of two things:

1. Tweak to the values of the property/predicate/field
2. A custom header that serves the same purpose i.e, an equivalent 

Link: is a work around, but it lacks the natural intuition of "From:" .

Accepting a Literal or a URI rather than just a Literal email address 
will not break anything at all.

> --
> Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/



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