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PGP aside

From: Mo McRoberts <mo.mcroberts@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2011 09:31:40 +0000
Message-Id: <8AE3D8EE-FDCB-4AF4-90F5-4ED922D7BB8E@bbc.co.uk>
To: WebID XG <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
A brief aside, which may or may not be of interest to WebID folk.

I was reading through the OpenPGP spec last night, and noticed section which describes the “Preferred Key Server” signature subpacket:

“  Preferred Key Server


   This is a URI of a key server that the key holder prefers be used for
   updates.  Note that keys with multiple User IDs can have a preferred
   key server for each User ID.  Note also that since this is a URI, the
   key server can actually be a copy of the key retrieved by ftp, http,
   finger, etc.”

It strikes me that as the spec explicitly provides for serving up a static resource (rather than the target being the URI of an HKP or LDAP server), it could quite easily be an endpoint which performs content negotiation and returns a variety of formats, for example PGP key data *and* linked data (which might contain, for example, a WebID profile).


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