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Re: HTTP Signatures draft published at IETF

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:27:25 -0400
Message-ID: <53D40F2D.8000309@openlinksw.com>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: public-webpayments <public-webpayments@w3.org>, Blaine Cook <romeda@gmail.com>, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
On 5/9/13 8:05 PM, Mark Nottingham wrote:
> Hi,
>
> From's semantics and syntax are well-defined, and they are in use. If you want to do this, I'd suggest defining a new header, or a new link relation (to use in Link); From isn't going to fly.
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> Regards,

All,

Coming back to the issue above, is the use of "Link:" in HTTP requests 
valid? I ask because, It could resolve this issue in a way that prevents 
custom header bloat.

Regards,

Kingsley
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> On 09/05/2013, at 7:18 PM, ☮ elf Pavlik ☮ <perpetual-tripper@wwelves.org> wrote:
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>> Excerpts from Kingsley Idehen's message of 2013-05-08 20:29:19 +0000:
>>> 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?
>> +1 on allowing URI in "From:" request header :)
>>
>> I set it myself to email for about 2 years now using firefox extension: http://www.garethhunt.com/modifyheaders
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>> I also mentioned it in this email with link to work of Blaine Cook on *Privacy-over-Webfinger*
>> https://groups.google.com/group/webfinger/browse_thread/thread/52599662c273a043
>>
>> warning: mentioned thread got mixed with another thread so few messages went off topic first!
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> Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
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