[foaf-protocols] [FOAF-SSL] XRI, WOT, Alternate transports, Server security, Naming, DNS support

Kingsley Idehen kidehen at openlinksw.com
Wed Apr 14 13:44:49 CEST 2010


Toby Inkster wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-04-13 at 22:06 +0200, thib wrote:
>   
>> I find a somewhat interesting comparison would be SOAP vs REST and
>> XRI/XDI vs FOAF-SSL.  These are unrelated debates, but they follow a
>> similar pattern, don't they?
>>     
>
> The analogy does seem to work, yes. Both are essentially the "worse is
> better" philosophy in action - "worse is better" states that something
> simple to implement tends to get better acceptance than something more
> complex, even if the more complex solution is more complete and
> consistent.
>
>   
>> Is FOAF-SSL final?  If yes, has a flamewar already occured over
>> whether it should be TLS instead of SSL?  :-)
>>     
>
> Way back when I was banging on about combining FOAF and TLS, I used the
> term "TLS" rather than "SSL" but somehow is became FOAF+SSL. I blame
> Henry. Frankly I think either name is too geeky though and prefer
> "Secure WebID".
>
>   

Maybe, we say: FOAF+SSL is a mechanism for working securely with WebIDs :-)

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