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Re: Status-Check

From: Martynas Jusevičius <martynas@atomgraph.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:27:26 +0000
Message-ID: <CAE35VmxAbBEJKLAQMjt5j4yZq__1q_JvBdg2iu5E8sDK5v_LZA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, public-webid@w3.org
OK, I guess I should have used WebID+TLS :)

On Sun, 22 Oct 2017 at 01.34, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
wrote:

> On 10/21/17 9:54 AM, Martynas Jusevičius wrote:
> > OK, I should have been more specific -- but I also think WebID suffers
> > from some conflation of terms.
> >
> > In my mind WebID is the authentication protocol using client
> > certficates. Without it "WebID is URI" is pretty much useless -- or
> > rather as useful as a URI on its own.
>
>
> We the following components here:
>
> 1. WebID -- a HTTP that explicitly identifies an Agent (Person,
> Software, Machine, or any other thing with autonomous operation capacity).
>
> 2. WebID-Profile -- an entity description document to which a WebID
> resolves
>
> 3. WebID+TLS -- a protocol for verifying claims in a WebID-Profile
> document via WebID lookup and the application of reasoning and inference
> to specific entity relationship type semantics (e.g., how a WebID and a
> Public Key are related)
>
> We have to try our best to reduce colloquialisms when we communicate.
>
> The difference between a WebID and a URI is that the latter identifies
> anything while the former explicitly identifies an Agent. The term WebID
> exists so that we don't have to say "an HTTP URI that specifically
> identifies an Agent (Person, Software, Machine, or any other thing with
> autonomous operation capacity)" when trying to construct simple
> sentences about the kind of identity required for the WebID+TLS protocol.
>
> I hope this clarifies this matter?
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Kingsley Idehen
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