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Re: HTTP Signatures draft published at IETF

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 08 May 2013 16:29:19 -0400
Message-ID: <518AB59F.40406@openlinksw.com>
To: public-webpayments@w3.org, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
On 5/7/13 2:12 PM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
>
> On 7 May 2013 19:01, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com 
> <mailto:msporny@digitalbazaar.com>> wrote:
>
>     On 05/07/2013 04:04 AM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
>     > Yeah, I'll ping Julian Reschke or Mark Nottingham about it to see if
>     > we can update the HTTP header field easily.
>     >
>     > +1
>     >
>     > There have been proponents of this for many years e.g. Toby, Nathan,
>     >  Kingsley, myself ... just need to get the spec tweaked to
>     > distinguish between strings and URIs.
>
>     Do one of you want to take the lead on this? :)
>
>
> Sure, I would be happy to.  Kingsley already asked Mark Nottingham 
> about this last month.  Im unsure what the most productive next steps 
> should be.
Mark,

Another dimension to the same issue.

We can loosen the HTTP spec requirements for "From:" without disrupting 
existing products that assume the header value is an Email address.

All:

Do we have any data about how broad current use of "From:" actually is?

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