[OpenID] is openid 2.0 a lightweight identity system?

Claus Färber gmane at faerber.muc.de
Wed Feb 14 12:49:52 UTC 2007

Johannes Ernst schrieb:
> This is a misunderstanding. XRDS is crucial if OpenID ever wants to  
> grow beyond authentication, because it captures the meta-data that's  
> needed to say which service types are available and where for a given  
> identifier (aka OpenID URL).

It mostly says _whether_ OpenID is available and which service types are 
available _in_ _addition_ _to_ OpenID.
If you want to detect OpenID capabilities, you can use the OpenID 
protocol for discovery.


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