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Re: Zero Click Bitcoin Micropayments using HTTP 402

From: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:45:50 +0100
Message-ID: <54A4364E.5050603@gmail.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, public-webpayments@w3.org
On 2014-12-31 18:37, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> On 12/31/14 9:39 AM, Anders Rundgren wrote:
>> So even if one could do the same thing with HTTP 402 the question
>> remains: Why would
>> this be better unless 402 got a built-in payment hook[*] in the browser?
>
> The problem here is that you are not connecting critical dots re.

No, the problem is that there is no specification.

Anders


  what
> HTTP enables, ditto what the RDF language (system of signs, syntax, and
> semantics) formalizes, retrospectively:
>
> 1. HTTP is a data exchange protocol
> 2. You can use logic to deductively perform all sorts of operations over
> HTTP
> 3. HTTP also includes the ability to create subject, predicate, object
> statements (via Link: notation in request and response headers) .
>
> 1-3 enabled communications to be driven by logic via the semantics of
> "Link:" based relations (what RDF subject, predicate, object statements
> represent).
>
> This might help:
>
> RDF is a formalization of what already existed in AWWW. By that I mean
> <link/> (in HTML) and "Link:"  (in HTTP) notations for relation
> representation have always been part of overall Web narrative. RDF
> is/was an attempt to formalize this aspect of the Web such that
> relations could also be represented using additional notations: RDF/XML
> (initial addition, which caused nothing but confusion due to really poor
> narratives etc..), TURTLE (which sanitized matters and enabled LOD
> bootstrap), JSON-LD (which is sanitizing matters for Web Developers that
> work with JSON) etc..
>
> This is why I sent you links about Language and Logic [1] so that you
> can see where we are coming from in regards to Logic and Trust related
> matters. BTW -- WebID-TLS is just one example of using logic to
> determine Trust via a TLS session where data for inference is accessed
> from a WebID-Profile document.  As long as we stick with 1-3 above, we
> can use logic to construct a variety of smart Trust Models that are
> never pegged to a specific notation, document type, programming
> language, or operating environment.
>
> Link:
>
> [1] http://www.jfsowa.com/pubs/rolelog.pdf
>
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