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Re: USE CASE: HTTP URI denoting a Bank-Account?

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2014 07:33:55 -0400
Message-ID: <538F0423.30209@openlinksw.com>
To: public-webpayments@w3.org
On 6/4/14 4:55 AM, Dave Lampton wrote:
> Certainly not going to appear to be a problem on the surface, but I 
> feel it's a vulnerability, yes.

You don't base vulnerabilities on a hunch. You have to base them on 
defensible exploits.

A URI is an Identifier -- like a word .

An HTTP URI is a particular kind of Identifier -- like a term.

When you construct statements that represent relationships, each 
participant (subject, predicate, object) in the relationship benefits 
from being denoted by an HTTP URI. Why? Because you can de-reference a 
projection of the meaning of each relationship participant via Web user 
agents e.g., a browser.

In addition to the above, you have logic associated with the the 
"predicate" role which determines the nature of the relationship via 
entity relation semantics.

There is nothing safer than a system of statements that basically 
represent entity relationships with human and machine comprehensible 
entity relation semantics.

What I am stating isn't a hunch. That's how we (human beings) have 
operated forever. The only issue right now is that modern computing, for 
all the wrong reasons, is veering us away from the stuff we already 
understand, naturally.

Long story short, RDF is a digital controlled natural language. It 
allows to interact in the realm of modern computing using statements to 
encode and decode information.

Of course you can denote a Bank using an HTTP URI. Likewise, a Bank (and 
any other organization) would be better served augmenting existing local 
identifiers with HTTP URIs (even if these are scoped to the internal 
HTTP based intranet as opposed to the public Web).


[1] http://slidesha.re/QEqLZN -- RDF & Natural Language
[2] http://slidesha.re/1hF48QL -- Understanding Data
[3] http://bit.ly/1tkOWv1 -- YouID for iOS and Android (the output of 
this application takes the form of artifacts that demonstrate the points 
I am making above, without any RDF document content format related 



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