Re: [webfinger] Vision for Webfinger - what are we doing?

Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> Fri, 01 November 2013 19:37 UTC

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On 11/1/13 11:13 AM, Bob Wyman wrote:
> Eric, you wrote:
> "Webfinger is a standard way to attach information to an email address."
>
> This isn't really accurate. It would be much better written as: 
> "Webfinger provides a standard mechanism that can be used to associate 
> data with an email address."
As far as I know:

Webfinger enables the use of mailto: scheme (I think), acct: scheme, and 
http: scheme (I think) as identifiers that *denote* (or "refer to") 
agents (e.g., people, organizations, and other entities capable of 
mechanized behavior) in a manner that also *identifies* the location of 
their descriptors (documents that describe the aforementioned entities).

Links:

[1] Denotation -- http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/denotation .
[2] Identification -- 
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/identification .

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