[OpenID] GRDDL and OpenID

Bob Wyman bob at wyman.us
Fri Feb 2 16:12:12 UTC 2007

On 2/1/07, Brian Suda <brian.suda at gmail.com> wrote:> There was a small talk
about OpenID and GRDDL:
> http://dig.csail.mit.edu/2007/id/talk19

In the presentation referenced above, Dan Connolly of W3C repeatedly makes
the point that he believes that URI's should be used instead of string
values as the value of "rel=" attributes. One might argue that a string is a
string, thus, other than the fact that URI's are typically longer than
non-URI strings like "openid.server", it shouldn't make much difference to
any OpenID programmers if the "rel=" values are strings or URIs. Thus, if
URIs make some folk happy and if their use can enable more easy integration
with other systems or ease various forms of inference, it might make sense
to simply make the switch and use URI's in future drafts.

Are there other arguments in favor of using URIs rather than strings?
Has this been debated on the list before? (sorry if I've missed
What negative results would come from redrafting OpenID V2.0 to use URIs as
"rel=" values?

bob wyman
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