[foaf-dev] FOAF site - unscheduled downtime

Henry Story henry.story at bblfish.net
Sun Sep 19 12:22:35 CEST 2010


On 19 Sep 2010, at 12:09, Toby Inkster wrote:

> On Fri, 17 Sep 2010 02:15:21 +0200
> Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk> wrote:
> 
>> Mailinglist poster with X-FOAF: header in the post
> 
> One thing I've been trialling recently is:
> 
> 	Link: <http://tobyinkster.co.uk/#i>;
> 		rel="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/maker"
> 
> That is, a transplant of Mark Nottingham's Link header from HTTP to
> mail. The Link header is a good way of including arbitrary triples in
> any message with HTTP/NNTP/mail-style headers, albeit limited to
> triples where the subject, predicate and object are all URIs.

That makes sense for NNTP and Mail. One could then sign/encrypt
one's mails. But then one has the same problems as with PGP which 
has not been  widely adopted as it requires clients to be changed
and many mailing lists or web mail readers add their own signatures
to e-mails.

Henry

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