Draft OpenID v.Next Discovery working group charter
sysadmin at shadowsinthegarden.com
Thu Apr 15 20:33:50 UTC 2010
>What happens under the covers is not really a concern to me at this
>point. The original idea of the web was that the URIs could be messy
>as they would never be seen by users.
This is sort of a feature of XRI (and I'm speaking here only from my
own understanding, motivated by my own personal interests; I haven't
been formally delegated to speak on their behalf, nor has anyone
instructed me to do so), addressing the issue of namespace value
(which even DNS falls prey to) by keeping a unique ID (deliberately
constructed to be meaningless to humans, and therefore without value
as a "vanity" number) "under the covers", hidden from users but
paired with the visible/vanity identifier.
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