[foaf-protocols] Why exponent/modulus

Melvin Carvalho melvincarvalho at gmail.com
Fri Sep 17 17:45:39 CEST 2010


On 17 September 2010 16:48, Nathan <nathan at webr3.org> wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> Similar to my previous question, why do we extract the modulus and
> exponent of a public key and represent those in RDF, if we were instead
> to store a PEM/DER encoded version of the public key, or even
> certificate, in our profiles instead, what would break?
>
> With this specific question, the main background thinking is that
> implementations of WebID protocol would be much easier, with far less
> dependencies, if we did simply throw a PEM/DER certificate in to our
> profiles, all those Wordpress/Mediawiki/Drupal type plugins, and indeed
> support in any language which had basic support for HTTP+TLS would
> suddenly become a very easy hit.
>


Perhaps these formats can be added to the ontology?


>
> Best,
>
> Nathan
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