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Re: [saag] Liking Linkability

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 20:14:42 +0200
Cc: public-xg-webid@w3.org
Message-Id: <1D198925-33C9-4B72-8F29-678AFF0D4272@bblfish.net>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>

On 24 Oct 2012, at 19:23, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:

> On 10/24/12 11:09 AM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
>> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/webid/spec/#terminology
>> WebID
>> A URI that refers to an Agent - Person, Robot, Group or other thing that can have Intentions. The WebID should be a URI which when dereferenced returns a representation whose description uniquely identifies the Agent who is the controller of a public key. In our example the WebID refers to Bob. A WebID is usually a URL with a #tag, as the meaning of such a URL is defined in the document refered to by the WebID URL without the #tag .
> Where's the entry for WebID Authentication Protocol? 
> Conflating WebID (a Linked Data URI that denotes an Agent) and the WebID Authentication Protocol (the protocol that leverages entity relationships semantics and PKI) will always get us in to trouble. 

I don't think we do. Can you point to parts of the spec that are making the conflation?

> We shouldn't speak about WebID solely  when the actual topic of conversation is the WebID Authentication Protocol (WAP) and vice versa. 

The text above defines a WebID. I think it is pretty clear.

> WAP's been dead long enough for us to grab it if we want :-)
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