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RE: self-signed

From: Mo McRoberts <Mo.McRoberts@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 20:16:32 +0100
Message-ID: <4EA804DC019F8849B3304E28D3AA20FE015CE435@bbcxues15.national.core.bbc.co.uk>
To: "Kingsley Idehen" <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, <public-xg-webid@w3.org>

> That's really DoD. IMHO. re., any version of WebID that exits this this 
> IG. It has zero effect on me (personally) or my corporate entity 
> (OpenLink). The only loser will be the WebID protocol itself :-(


Are you seriously saying that you will _only_ publish your WebID FOAF document through some protocol which isn't http-based?

Bear in mind that WebFinger is an indirection mechanism. What happens if you resolve that indirection at cert-generation time to begin with, and shift that burden to the servers (to allow greater dynamism, i.e., that the thing could move around at will) later on?

What is the actual scenario which makes http/s-only WebID as a starting point dead in the water for you & OpenLink?

What scenario do you forsee causing it to be so utterly difficult to add other schemes well ahead of WebID actually gaining traction?


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