[OpenID] Open Challenge to webfinger and XRD

David Recordon recordond at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 19:55:13 UTC 2009

Hey Santosh,I'm really confused by your email and how it's productive to
either the OpenID or Webfinger communities.  I am very supportive of the
Webfinger work which is underway.

It sounds to me like you should go and engage the XRI TC within OASIS who is
working on developing XRD:


On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 12:45 PM, Santosh Rajan <santrajan at gmail.com> wrote:

> Repost of my post to OpemiD Forum
> This is an Open Challenge i am sending to the webfinger, XRD forums.
> These
> guys really think I am an Idiot. "Maybe I am". "BUT I AM NOT GOING
> Really, I really don't know. Let us hear the arguments they give.
> Maybe i am
> a brainless stupid, that is why i feel all of them are hollow. But let
> them
> prove I am stupid. "IF THEY CAN", IF they can, we will hand it to
> them, "THE
> Hi All,I know you guys don't like to hear from me. I have been told so
> much.
> By your moderators. That people on this forum are not "Happy" to hear
> from
> me.
> Like it or "NOT" you are going to hear from me. I am not sure if this
> post
> of mine will be allowed to be published. But let us see.
> I have so many grouses with "XRD" and today I am going to start with
> my
> first grouse. Since WebFinger by definition is going to follow XRD,
> don't
> argue with me about webfinger. Lets talk about XRD to start with me.
> I am throwing a challenge to all the XRD guys. Prove to me that the
> <Subject> of an XRD host-meta document has to be <Host> instead of
> <Subject>. If you "smart" guys can prove this to me, I will agree that
> "I am
> a complete Idiot". If "NOT" all of you web fingerer's and XRD's are
> Idiots!!!!
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