[Openid-specs-ab] Reserved member definitions

Nat Sakimura sakimura at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 21:08:56 UTC 2011

Actually, that almost exactly was what it was in earlier drafts when
it was called AB.

We could define a default namespace for the UserInfo schema. I suppose
it would be like:



=nat via iPhone

On 2011/09/19, at 16:36, Roland Hedberg <roland.hedberg at adm.umu.se> wrote:

> Hi!
> As some of you know I was part of the IETF working group that did the LDAPv3 specification.
> One change that was made from X.500 has later been regarded as the worst mistaken done by this group.
> The change was going from specifying attributes not as OIDs but to instead using english names.
> Surname became 'sn' or 'surname' instead of .
> This has lead to innumerable problems and heated debates mainly due to the inexactness of the English language.
> This is of course not specific to English it is an inherited problem with any natural language.
> So I would urge this group to refrain from using the natural language identifiers listed in
> http://openid.net/specs/openid-connect-messages-1_0.html#ClaimTable
> and instead use OID:s (as used by X.500) or URI:s (as used by the semantic web).
> The simplest change and my proposal is to switch to URI:s a'la the semantic web.
> Hence the on-the-wire name for 'id' will be 'http://openid.net/schema/person#id".
> To keep down the number of bytes transferred one can allow the definition of the namespace to be part of the response a'la RDF/XML:
> {
> "namespace": {"ns1":'http://openid.net/schema/person#'},
> "ns1:name": "Jane Doe"
> "ns1:given_name": "Jane",
> "ns1:family_name": "Doe",
> "ns1:email": "janedoe at example.com",
> "ns1:picture": "http://example.com/janedoe/me.jpg"
> }
> Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any standard for handling namespaces in JSON.
> -- Roland
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