[Openid-specs-ab] [OAUTH-WG] Simple Web Discovery

Lukas Rosenstock lr at lukasrosenstock.net
Fri Oct 29 11:04:40 UTC 2010

This draft is looking nice, the idea and specification is simple and
straightforward. I would like to draw the connection to other
discovery approaches.

The introductory example in the draft was this one:
GET /.well-known/simple-web-discovery?principal=mailto:joe at example.com&service=urn:adatum.com:calendar

This returns the following response:

As per my understanding - please correct me if I'm wrong - this should
be semantically equivalent to the following:
1) Perform host-meta discovery for example.com, which returns an XRD
with the webfinger endpoint.
2) Do webfinger for joe at example.com.
3) The final XRD contains the following:
<Link rel="urn:adatum.com:calendar"
href="http://calendars.proseware.com/calendars/joseph" />

Both approaches work, but SWD is a shortcut removes parsing
requirements and fetching roundtrips from the client.

Thoughts, anyone?!

 Lukas Rosenstock

2010/10/27 Mike Jones <Michael.Jones at microsoft.com>:
> 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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