[OpenID] Branding extensions
rowan at standardinteractive.com
Thu Feb 1 17:08:12 UTC 2007
On 2/1/07, Chris Messina <chris.messina at gmail.com> wrote:
> Rowan was looking to represent sitename, logo, url and description.
> These attributes map to "fn org", "logo" and/or "photo", "url" and
> "notes" in hcard/vcard.
> The method for extracting either site or person information from a url
> should be the same; therefore, at the end of my delegated openid URL,
> you should find at least a reference to my hcard; at the end of
> Citizen Agency you'd find it's business hcard; why shouldn't we adopt
> the same mechanism for iDPs and so on?
A few things about that concern me, just at first glance..
- It's a lot of overhead to find a few extra values that could be
supported in the initial message.
- You cannot have request-specific description messages.
- It couples RP data with a source that may or may not be controlled
by the same people working on or configuring the RP, and forces
implementors to learn yet another data format.
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