[cap-talk] Webkeys vs. the web

Charles Landau clandau at macslab.com
Wed Apr 1 16:50:17 EDT 2009

Karp, Alan H wrote:
> Charles Landau wrote:
>> Without inadvertently exposing them to the naive user, perhaps. But it
>> should be possible with a little work for the user to get the actual
>> text of a webkey, otherwise you are precluding the sort of mashups that
>> were a major motivation for webkeys
>> (http://waterken.sourceforge.net/web-key/).
> I believe (without proof) that we can do everything that's needed
> without exposing the webkeys that appear on the page.  Notice how
> carefully I worded that sentence.  Delegation may require transfering
> a webkey to another module, but it can be a separately revocable
> webkey rather than the one that appears on the page.

On a system that uses EQ, the delegated webkey would not be EQ to the 
original, which could break some uses.

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