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Re: Position Paper for W3C Workshop on Identity

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2011 17:42:19 +0200
Cc: public-xg-webid@w3.org
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To: peter williams <home_pw@msn.com>

On 23 Apr 2011, at 17:05, peter williams wrote:

> Webid doesn’t solve the trust problem. It just binds a key to a
> name/identifier, and specifies a validation procedure (for SSL). 

yes, saying it solves the trust problem is wrong. It allows it to be
expressed in the way trust should be: very flexibly. Each agent
can decide on his own trust policy. Some may choose to trust Rappatoni,
others the CIA, and yet others Kadhaffi's enlightened leadership.

> Nicely, the same validation procedure works for other secure channel
> protocols (e.g. websso). [snip]

It would be tempting to discuss the meaningoflife issue (42) here, but
I have a few other priorities on my plate right now, sadly.


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