[OpenID] What is a URL, exactly?
robyates70 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 13 00:02:16 UTC 2007
On 2/12/07, Joaquin Miller <joaquin at netmesh.us> wrote:
> So: The URI, ' mailto:joaquin at netmesh.us', i s a URL.
> Fire away!
k :), so why does openid 2.0 not allow ' mailto:joaquin at netmesh.us' to
be an "identifier" and why does it also redefine "identifier" as
"An Identifier is either a "http" or "https" URI, (commonly referred
to as a "URL" within this document), or an XRI (Reed, D. and D.
McAlpin, "Extensible Resource Identifier (XRI) Syntax V2.0," .)
when RFC 3986 has a perfectly good definition for "identifier" that
the rest of the internet manages to get by with :) i.e.
"An identifier embodies the information required to distinguish what
is being identified from all other things within its scope of
It seems strange, to me, that openid 2.0 restricts identifiers to a
specific subset of URIs, i.e. http, https and xri. Why is this?
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