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Re: long term webid of peter, contrary to rumour

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2011 15:39:44 -0500
Message-ID: <4EC02B10.70708@openlinksw.com>
To: public-xg-webid@w3.org
On 11/12/11 7:52 PM, Peter Williams wrote:
> at yorkporc.wordpress.com ive hosted on the blog's front page the 
> site's contact page (from wordpress.com). It has in HTML the kind of 
> information normally shown in a foaf card. it has my long term webid, 
> hosted on an opera unite endpoint. Its not a foaf card like others and 
> neither is the endpoint (being only available when I am online).
> I happen to enforce more privacy than perhaps do most consumers (being 
> a security type engineer who is experimenting with semantic web ideas, 
> as they evolve). I know some folks want foaf cards as public data, 
> cacheable by search engines and others maintaining huge triple stores. 
> I dont. I want to assert my privacy expectations (becuase in the US, 
> one has no rights until they are asserted - this being the way that 
> social laws on privacy happen to be structured.) And I do this in ways 
> that may not meet the idealized, academically-normalized semantic web 
> concept, which assumes you have public documents that anyone can 
> browse, cache, cite from, etc.
> Now
> does anyone know HOW to make a wordpress contact page embed either
> (1) an XML stream, coding up the xml-serializion of a foaf card (e.g. 
> the output of foaf.me), or
> (2) the RDFa of a foaf card.
> I cannot make either work.

What about the fingerprint of an X.509 certificate in a Wordpress blog 
post? I don't rate a foaf card over a set of x.509 claims expressed in 
ASN.1, they are conceptually similar.

> I seem to remember that one was supposed to be able to add  "XML data 
> island" as a subelement in HTML (since XHTML is just an XML vocab). 
> One is supposed to be able to embed RDFa tags in HTML elements too. 
> Unfortunately, the wordpress site strips out what I add (refusing to 
> host them). Ill guess that these are default safety options, that can 
> be removed by those who know how.
> My wordpress blogsite is hosted by wordpress cloud service, not by me 
> on a server (im not sufficient competent to run a production server). 
> So, there may be less ability to change the configuration to offer 
> RDFa and XML embedding, than a site one hosts on a private server.

Did you ever read my post about how to use WordPress as a WebID IdP 


1. http://goo.gl/9jjxG -- leveraging WordPress as IdP for WebID protocol.



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