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Re: Position Paper for W3C Workshop on Identity

From: Jeff Sayre <jeff@sayremedia.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 16:25:55 -0700
Message-ID: <3ba4fd66fddc0365dda71e4fed0d3683.squirrel@webmail.sayremedia.com>
To: "Peter Williams" <home_pw@msn.com>
Cc: "WebID XG" <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
Peter, thanks for your comments.

The way that I understand the purpose of the position paper is that it
needs to be sufficiently enticing and relevant so that our project is
selected to present a 20-minute+ presentation at the workshop. Thus the
paper is not intended to be that technical in nature.

Assuming we are offered a slot, our presentation will be more technical.
But even then, we cannot show browser vendors what they need to do in
their browser code to enable minimally-viable WebID support. For instance,
we will not be providing the code changes required to be made to each
browser core in order to offer a logout button for WedID.

Our presentation and demo will give them a solid understanding of WebID.
It will then be up to each browser vendor to offer their version of WebID
support--I assume (hope) with some additional assistance from our group.

This workshop is targeted toward browser vendors. It is an opportunity to
enlighten them to the virtues of WebID and inform them in the ways that
they can assist in its adoption and use.


> I read it.
> I have no idea what changes are required in my browser (a variant of ie,
> rendered in a windows form) to enable better webid support. I know all
> about webid, identity mgt, and the better world to come.
>  Folks should be aware that in the windows world, ie is also a component -
> allowing folks (like me) making classical windows clients (doing soap and
> cloud rest) to build-your-own-browser -where ie does 80% of the work, and
> custom providers and event handlers (and surrounding ui designed by me)
> does the rest. Our browsers showing HTML and linking have no buttons, no
> frame ... By default, unlike  the ie packaged by Microsoft  and profiled
> to behave rather like Mozilla. Our ie has different roots, different
> thus, that and the other.
> If I don't get it, nor will the main browser vendor. I don't know what 5
> things to change to enable this group.
> On Apr 19, 2011, at 3:03 PM, "Jeff Sayre" <jeff@sayremedia.com> wrote:
>> The submission deadline for position papers for the W3C Workshop on
>> Identity has been pushed back to next Wednesday, April 27 (it was this
>> Friday, the 22). This is good.
>> For those that are interested, please take the time to read through it
>> before our next WebID IG telecon this coming Monday. We can discuss it
>> then and approve it before it is officially submitted.
>> It is still a draft. Henry and I will be working on it tomorrow, trying
>> to
>> finish it up. So, I would suggest waiting until the end of this week to
>> take a look. I'll try to remember to send out an email when it is ready
>> to
>> review. Of course, please feel free to join in before then!
>> Jeff
>>> Here is the link for the Google Doc's Draft WebID Position Paper for
>>> W3C
>>> Workshop on Identity. It is just the beginning of what will become a
>>> more
>>> meaningful document. As I will not be able to make it to next Monday's
>>> meeting, I plan on putting as much time as possible this week into the
>>> position paper.
>>> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L-PhczWNSciUIRCfsK92wRbxJEU1kKSwUcxFSz3DAu0/edit?hl=en&authkey=CJv5nPIJ
>>> Jeff
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