[foaf-protocols] WebID and Portable Contacts

Alexandre Passant alexandre.passant at deri.org
Sat Aug 7 11:38:30 CEST 2010


On 6 Aug 2010, at 18:36, Henry Story wrote:

> Hi all,
>    in a discussion today with Harry Halpin one of the chairs of the
> Social Web XG and chair of the GRDDL working group at the offices of
> hypios in Paris, we discussed the very intriguing possibility of
> adding GRDDL to Portable Contacts.
> It is very widely supported by groups with very a lot of mindshare.
> What we could do is the following:
> 1- see if there is an equivalent to a WebID that could be added to
> portable contacts, ie a way of giving the users described therein a
> URL that other documents can link to
> 2- see if we can work out a way to add an association to a public key
> to portable contacts, and suggest that to their group
> 3- write a GRDDL XSLT and XSPARQL transform from Portable Contacts to
> foaf, WebId, and see if they would be willing to publish this at their
> name space.

You may want to look at [1] that provides a XSPARQL transformation for such.


[1] http://www.w3.org/Submission/xsparql-use-cases/#sec:xhtml2rdf

> I talked to Harry Halpin today in Paris, who worked on the GRDDL spec,
> and he mentioned that it has a section on security that we could look
> into.
>  I think doing something like this for Portable Contacts would show
> the way for other formats like vcard to join the WebID movement. This
> will then allow us to make the point clearly about what syntax
> independence means.  It will also help us get massive deployments of
> WebIDs, as it would very likely get very simple buy-in from that
> crowd. This would then get them interested in joining us I hope giving
> us all the more visibility.
>  Henry
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Dr. Alexandre Passant
Digital Enterprise Research Institute
National University of Ireland, Galway
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