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Re: Matter of DN and what's possible

From: Mo McRoberts <mo.mcroberts@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2012 22:22:43 +0000
Cc: public-xg-webid@w3.org
Message-Id: <FFBFC8E3-DBD3-420F-9BFC-26DA1766BD6F@bbc.co.uk>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>

On 9 Jan 2012, at 22:15, Kingsley Idehen wrote:

> On 1/9/12 4:58 PM, Henry Story wrote:
>> On 9 Jan 2012, at 22:49, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>>> On 1/9/12 4:44 PM, Henry Story wrote:
>>>> yes I see. So, you are saying you are a document. Why do you want to do that?
>>> He is saying, a document at an address holds my description!
>> Ah and what if that document contains the description of 10 people?
> But why would it? How does that question not apply to a # style of HTTP URI?

Because the behaviour is extremely well-defined with a #-style URI? That's (partly) why they existÖ

> A # URI carries implicit de-reference and Name/Address disambiguation. Most miss it completely. WebID cannot be about a style of URI. It should just be about URIs.

WebID itself doesn't care. A verifier looks for the subject in the resource it gets back by dereferencing that URI. It matters _not one bit_ to the relying party whether itís a #-URI or not.

The fact is, however, that the vast majority of people donít NEED to care if they're following recipes and patterns (and it's been emphasised at length that people will beÖ)


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