[OpenID] GRDDL and OpenID

Chris Messina chris.messina at gmail.com
Sun Feb 4 03:20:23 UTC 2007

I would agree with Martin -- and second Brian's point about a)
maintaining consistency with the HTML spec w/r/t to the common use of
the rel-attribute... and would also prefer to keep our coding emphasis
on the clean, simple and elegant (and consequently, more memorable).


On 2/3/07, Martin Atkins <mart at degeneration.co.uk> wrote:
> 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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