[foaf-dev] Can OpenID identify a person

Alberto Reggiori alberto at asemantics.com
Thu Jun 7 14:50:38 BST 2007


hi Dan

On 7 Jun 2007, at 12:48, Dan Brickley wrote:

> Jon Hanna wrote:
>> Josef Petrák wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>>
>>> I have an idea and I am not sure if it is correct.
>>>
>>> OpenID [1] may identify person. So if a person has an OpenID
>>> http://openid.org/humanBeing, he/she is unique identified. But it is
>>> possible to state that URIref of that person is URI of his/her  
>>> OpenID.
>>> In fact, it returns some kind of representation page and thus if you
>>> state that OpenID is person's URIref you can infer that the  
>>> person is
>>> a HTML page?!?
>> Even though I disagree on the finding that a physical resource  
>> can't have a represenation from their URI I don't like this unless  
>> OpenID's spec says that the identifier works in this way which  
>> isn't clear to me.
>> It could definitely be used as an IFP though.
>
> Yup, I much prefer that route.
>
> I use the Document http://danbri.org/ as my foaf:homepage and my  
> OpenID URI (see the HTML for the various link rel's needed). A lot  
> of other folks seem to use their weblog or homepage links too.
>
> Should we consider adding foaf:openID or some OnlineAccount  
> machinery, so that a person's OpenID URI is extractable from RDF eg  
> by sparql? How deep to go into this? Would at least need to handle  
> multiple accounts (easy) and delegation relationships (harder).  
> Much else?

good idea....even though I would still prefer it like


<foaf:Person rdf:about="http://danbri.org/">
    .....
</foaf:Person>


:-)


...

Alberto



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