[OpenID] GRDDL and OpenID

Martin Atkins 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".
> http://www.intertwingly.net/blog/2007/02/02/Implied-Warranty-of-Fitness#c1170461490
> 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 
some URLs.

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[1] to resolve one issue and I 
have committed a bunch of test cases[2] in the hope of encouraging the 
remaining issues to be solved. But only because they proved to be a pain 
in my ass.)

[1] http://community.livejournal.com/changelog/4452959.html
[2] http://community.livejournal.com/changelog/4457943.html

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