[OpenID] GRDDL and OpenID
mart at degeneration.co.uk
Sun Feb 4 02:58:56 UTC 2007
Sam Ruby wrote:
> If you want to be fatalistic about it, it seems that no matter what you
> do, some tools will find some way to generate "yucky" markup, and will
> be "collosally bad at consuming them".
> Sorry, I can't resist; but realistically you have to deal with the fact
> that once OpenID starts to appeal to the template hackers, other tools
> will likely prioritize conformance to OpenID specs in much the same way
> that LiveJournal has prioritized conformance to syndication specs.
I find it hard to get too excited about this, but I also find it hard to
see the advantage at this late stage of switching from our keywords to
If we were having this discussion back when version 1.0 was still being
proposed, I probably would have agreed with the "rel should be URI"
thing, but at this late stage I'm rather against changes to the draft
spec that have little or no real-world benefit.
(Incidentally, since I made that comment on your blog I've noted that
one of 6A's developers has committed a fix to resolve one issue and I
have committed a bunch of test cases in the hope of encouraging the
remaining issues to be solved. But only because they proved to be a pain
in my ass.)
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