[foaf-protocols] The case for massive simplification and foaf:key

Kingsley Idehen kidehen at openlinksw.com
Tue Sep 21 03:15:38 CEST 2010


  On 9/20/10 7:24 PM, Nathan wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> I've been discussing off-list with Melvin and various others over the
> past few months about many future uses of webid, public keys and various
> implications of the way we are currently doing things.
>
> To start, here's the proposal:
>
>    :me foaf:key "DER-formatted-public-key"^^xsd:base64Binary .

:me foaf:publicKey "DER-formatted-public-key"^^xsd:base64Binary .

Otherwise we just continue to overload "key" and perpetuate confusion 
re. public and private keys re. PKI.


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