[foaf-protocols] w3c and self-asserted (webid) claims
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Mon Jan 24 17:21:58 CET 2011
Earlier, we went through the examples of how well (or not) founding sponsors of the webid incubator group do on their "corporate" home pages, measured on the criterion of: does it run a classical silo for logon? Then, I posed the wider question: in 4 years, will the world still look like a collection of classical silos run by individual organizations?
W3C itself seems to be one such classical silo. But, there is evidence that its more than just a silo. When acting much like we intend the webid user to act - when self-asserting a foaf file to gain access to a website - I self-asserted my claims to expert status.
Of course, the organization could not handle the request, sending out some computer-like response (with about as much personality as a cipher machine). It could not validate the claim. Claim rejected. Machine reset to zero.
Perhaps I should revise my criteria, for organizations that are all about peering with other organizations (and individuals are really not that welcome, let alone individuals who self-assert).
When W3C as an example of an organization-centric institution can handle self-asserted claims, we know that the webid incubator has managed to craft the right message. if it cannot, its hard to imagine any other organization doing so.
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