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Re: Should WebIDs denote people or accounts?

From: ☮ elf Pavlik ☮ <perpetual-tripper@wwelves.org>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:08:06 +0200
Message-ID: <5396AED6.4020409@wwelves.org>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
CC: public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>
On 05/17/2014 11:36 PM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
> So it originally looked something like this
> 
> /.well-known/webfinger?subject=user@host
> 
> But then there was confusion ... was user@host the subject or the
> object.  It was decided that user@host (ie mailto:) was the object. 
> Which left the awkward question, what's the subject?  To tackle this the
> idea was that users have "accounts" at websites.  So a new URI scheme
> was minted acct:user@host, which would be the subject of the query.
> 
> So now you go to
> 
> /.well-known/webfinger?subject=acct:user@host
s/subject/resource/

/.well-known/webfinger?resource=acct:user@host

http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7033#section-3.1
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