[OpenID] is openid 2.0 a lightweight identity system?

Simon Willison simon at simonwillison.net
Fri Feb 9 22:41:33 UTC 2007

On 2/9/07, Recordon, David <drecordon at verisign.com> wrote:
> Quick answer from my perspective, but Yadis lets you say I support
> OpenID Authentication 1.1 and the OpenID Simple Registration Extension
> 1.0.  Without it, how do you know what extensions the OP supports
> without adding a bunch of link tags?
> It also allows the discovery document (XRDS) to be fetched via semantics
> in the HTTP request, making it easier for a large organization to deploy
> OpenID versus having to insert HTML markup on every page.

OK, I'm sold - adding XRDS to a ton of pages through a bit of web
server configuration is a really neat trick that I hadn't heard
discussed before. Could definitely do with better explanations in the
specs and supporting documents though!

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