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Re: Request for Review of WebID specs before publishing

From: Erich Bremer <erich@ebremer.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2013 23:19:42 -0400
Message-ID: <523132CE.8040906@ebremer.com>
To: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
CC: "public-webid@w3.org" <public-webid@w3.org>
On 9/11/2013 12:27 PM, Henry Story wrote:
> On 11 Sep 2013, at 18:20, "Erich Bremer" <erich@ebremer.com> wrote:
>
>> Would it be better to name WebID-TLS:
>>
>> WebID-HTTP/TLS
>>
>> Considering TLS is used in other protocols like SMTP, IMAP, POP, etc?  Whereas it is indicated that it is over HTTP given the definition of WebID in the TLS context, it may be clearer to the WebID newcomer to explicitly mention HTTP in the title rather than to have to discover the fact only after reading the specification?  - Erich
> The spec should make it clear that this works with other TLS protocols. I think it does.
> See the section with the UML sequeence diagram.
Hi Henry,

However, the way it is written, I think it is a bit confusing. First the 
WebID-TLS name does not indicate which protocol the document is 
supporting.  Second, in "1.2 Terminology of the WebID-TLS document", A 
WebID is defined as, "A WebID is a URI with an HTTP or HTTPS scheme".  
Third, in section 3.1 of the WebID-TLS document, in the steps section, 
it says, "If the protocol is HTTP" which hints that it could be 
something other than http but contradicts "A WebID is a URI with an HTTP 
or HTTPS scheme".
The other document:
https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/WebID/raw-file/tip/spec/identity-respec.html
also defines "A WebID is a URI with an HTTP or HTTPS scheme" and section 
3 of this document is entitled "The WebID HTTP URI".  I think it is 
clear that http is a focus, but I don't think it is very clear that 
other protocols potentially could be implemented.  - Erich

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>
>> ==========================================================
>> Erich Bremer
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>> http://haylyn.io
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>>
>> On Sep 5, 2013, at 9:53 AM, "Henry Story" <henry.story@bblfish.net> 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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