[Openid-specs-ab] Simple Web Discovery

Shane B Weeden sweeden at au1.ibm.com
Wed Oct 27 05:22:09 UTC 2010

My feedback Mike:

Section 2 - why make principal a MUST parameter? Imagine if you are just
after a site's service URL for a given type of service.

Section 3 - Would you consider including an introduction at the top of
section 3 to indicate that the request to
the ./well-known/simple-web-discovery endpoint can return one of two types
of responses. It can return the JSON locations object (defined in section
3.1), or it can return the SWD_service_redirect object (defined in section
3.2). At the moment when I read 3.1 it contains MUST's which then appear to
be contradicted in 3.2.


From:	Mike Jones <Michael.Jones at microsoft.com>
To:	"oauth at ietf.org" <oauth at ietf.org>,
            "openid-specs-ab at lists.openid.net"
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Date:	27-10-10 09:36 AM
Subject:	[Openid-specs-ab] Simple Web Discovery
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Having a simple discovery method for services and resources is key to
enabling many Internet scenarios that require interactions among parties
that do not have pre-established relationships.  For instance, if Joe, with
e-mail address joe at example.com, wants to share his calendar with Mary, then
Mary’s calendar service, in the general case, will need to discover the
location of Joe’s calendar service.  For example, Mary’s calendar service
might discover that Joe’s calendar service is located at
http://calendars.proseware.com/calendar/joseph by doing discovery for a
service named urn:adatum.com:calendar  at example.com for the account joe.

Yaron Goland and I are submitting this Simple Web Discovery (SWD) draft
(attached and at
http://self-issued.info/docs/draft-jones-simple-web-discovery-00.html) for
consideration by the community to address this need.  SWD is simple to
understand and implement, enables different permissions to be applied to
discovery of different services, and is JSON-based.  I look forward to
discussing this with many of you next week at IIW.

                                                                -- Mike
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