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Re: webid and bnodes

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Mon, 06 May 2013 15:36:31 -0400
Message-ID: <5188063F.8040803@openlinksw.com>
To: public-webid@w3.org
On 5/6/13 3:12 PM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
> I was going thru a few webid and I noticed that many public keys are 
> bnodes.
>
> Some consider this not best practice, and it also makes it harder to 
> reuse keys for signing, encryption, payments etc.
>
> Do you think there should be a line in the WebID+TLS spec saying that 
> the key SHOULD NOT be a bnode?
The spec could make it clear that a public key can/could be denoted 
("referred to") using its own HTTP URI. Of course, that will not 
invalidate WebIDs that resolve to profile graphs where Public Keys are 
"referred to" using blank nodes.

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