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Re: Note about de-referencable URIs

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 11:35:09 -0500
Message-ID: <4F0DBA3D.8070809@openlinksw.com>
To: public-xg-webid@w3.org
On 1/10/12 6:20 PM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> All,
> Here is an important point I want to clear up re. de-referencable URIs 
> as they related to some of the long threads over the last few days re. 
> this matter.
> My fundamental position is this:
> 1. URIs in certificates should be de-referencable
> 2. URIs do not necessarily have to be HTTP URIs to be de-referencable .
> There are WebID user profiles e.g. publishers, where placement of an 
> Address (a de-referencable URI or URL) in alternative slots to the SAN 
> still results in triangulation that's compatible with the goals of the 
> WebID verification protocol .
> This I will demonstrate later this week or early next week. The net 
> effect is all about allowing publisher to leverage the "cut and paste" 
> pattern of the Web while exploiting the prowess of WebID.
> I want billions of WebID users out there pronto! The way to do this is 
> via a pattern that taps into the Web's network effects. Thus, it has 
> to be HTML and cut and paste friendly.
> This effort will also bring Microformats (via hCard) into play as yet 
> another resource type that plays well with the WebID verification 
> protocol.
> Stay tuned :-)

Some additional information re., Webfinger and how it provides a 
mechanism for turning mailto: and acct: scheme URIs into de-referencable 
URI based Names:

1. http://code.google.com/p/webfinger/wiki/WebFingerProtocol  -- Webfinger

2. http://hueniverse.com/2009/08/introducing-webfinger/ -- Nice post 
about goals of Webfinger (which isn't about replacing HTTP URI based 
names but offering an alternative ).



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