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Re: Releasing RWW.IO

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 3 May 2014 13:19:38 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhLo7ExRm2bpOantq1Lwm2NMnHjiif8cE=WKy-6Ty0WzuQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Cc: Andrei Sambra <andrei.sambra@gmail.com>, public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>, "public-rww@w3.org" <public-rww@w3.org>
On 3 May 2014 10:08, Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com> wrote:

> Now I have tried it out as well including the micro-blogging.

Awesome.  I typed your name "A n d e r" into the channel finder and your
webid came up after about 3 letters.  I'm now following you.

> It was cool with one exception, TLS CCA (Client Certificate Authentication)
> Logging in to http://cimba.co required me to select certificate twice and
> from a pretty long list of non-WebID certificates.
> Unless W3C gets their act together and creates a web-compliant replacement
> for TLS CCA, WebID won't ever catch on.  I have no faith in W3C for taking
> any action on this since not even the requirements have ever been
> discussed.
> TLS is a sacred cow.

I think there's a slight distinction between WebID and WebID+TLS.

WebID itself is independent of the auth mechanism.

One hope was that mozilla labs would help with the UX, as below.


> Fortunately Google hadn't any problems slaughtering this poor creature
> when they started their U2F project which have created a hype I haven't
> seen before during my 15Y+ in the "id-business".  It didn't take an
> eternity either.
> Anders
> grumpy old fart with a mission
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