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Re: Request for Review of WebID specs before publishing

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2013 22:45:18 +0200
Cc: Andrei Sambra <andrei.sambra@gmail.com>, "public-webid@w3.org" <public-webid@w3.org>
Message-Id: <BB029D08-087C-49AC-A5D8-0B652A7F8A49@bblfish.net>
To: Erich Bremer <erich@ebremer.com>

On 9 Sep 2013, at 22:42, Erich Bremer <erich@ebremer.com> wrote:

> On 09/09/13 2:54 PM, Andrei Sambra wrote:
>> I've updated the TLS spec according to the latest batch of comments.
>> 
>> Some comments:
>> 
>> In 3.2.5 Verifying the WebIDs
>> - I think hyphenating the terminology for man-in-the-middle should be sufficient for now (I'm not sure which reference works best).
> Where's the harm in a link to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man-in-the-middle_attack to educate?  Isn't that the point of all of this hypertext? :-)  - Erich

Btw, I am not sure what the policy at the W3C on specs and hyperlinking is. I usually see footnotes and pointers to documents usually.
Anyone know about this?

> 
>> 
>> I agree that while WebID really fits the Social Web, it can be used for much more. I'll try to rephrase the abstracts to make it clear.
>> 
>> best,
>> Andrei
>> 
>> On Sat, Sep 7, 2013 at 2:33 PM, Erich Bremer <erich@ebremer.com> wrote:
>> https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/WebID/raw-file/tip/spec/tls-respec.html
>> 
>> Abstract
>> "A global distributed Social Web requires that each person be able to control their identity, that this identity be linkable across sites - placing each person in a Web of relationships - and that it be possible to authenticate globally with such identities."
>> 
>> WebIDs refer to foaf:Agent.  This sentence left me thinking that WebID was *only* about a Social Web and thus people.  Whereas, it is a huge use case, I think it leaves the WebID newcomer to think it is *only* about people.
>> 
>> The Social Web theme continues later "...in order to create a distributed Social Web. "
>> 
>> and also in the URL:
>> https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/WebID/raw-file/tip/spec/identity-respec.html
>> 
>> "A global distributed Social Web requires that each person be able to control their identity, that this identity be linkable across sites - placing each person in a Web of relationships - and that it be possible to authenticate globally with such identities."
>> 
>> Not to diminish the Social Web use case in the least, but I thought a sentence was in order (in both documents) to emphasize that programs and machines can have WebIDs too and that the scope of WebIDs is bigger than for just people.  It's mentioned briefly, but not in the scope of the abstract.  James Hendler himself said, "so the agent stuff I want to push".  see http://videolectures.net/iswc2012_hendler_semantic_web/  (~26:30)
>> 
>>                 - Erich
>> 
>> On 09/05/13 9:52 AM, Henry Story wrote:
>>> Dear WebID Community Group,
>>> 
>>>   we now have three specs up on github here
>>> 
>>>    https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/WebID/raw-file/tip/spec/index.html
>>> 
>>> All editors think that it is time to publish a new version 
>>> on the W3C WebID Incubator space, to finalise the distinction
>>> between WebID, WebID-TLS, and the cert ontology.
>>> 
>>> So we would like to be able to publish the specs above
>>> at the following location, by Friday 20 September 2013
>>> 
>>>   http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/webid/spec/
>>> 
>>> We would be very happy to receive feedback from
>>> the community before doing so. If you can spot 
>>> any errors or improvements please let us know, 
>>> we'll do our best to get them in before publication.
>>> 
>>>    Thanks,
>>> 
>>> 		Henry Story  
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Social Web Architect
>>> http://bblfish.net/
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
>> 
> 

Social Web Architect
http://bblfish.net/


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