[OpenID] "Free" URLs and XRIs (was RE: why is xri so obtuse?)

Dick Hardt dick at sxip.com
Tue Jan 2 22:18:31 UTC 2007

On 2-Jan-07, at 9:27 AM, Drummond Reed wrote:

> I just want to say I agree with Dave and Bob both on this simple  
> point: although the OpenID framework supports both URLs and XRIs,  
> nothing requires the use of XRIs. If you want to use URLs  
> exclusively, you can.
> And Dave is right, the XRI community will make sure that any  
> developer who needs one or more i-names or i-numbers to test their  
> implementations can get them at no cost. At a minimum LinkSafe  
> offers this option now (see www.linksafe.name, bottom link), and we  
> will encourage all XDI.org-Accredited I-Brokers to offer this  
> service to developers.
Dummond: Would it be safe to add to this that the XRI community will  
write and maintain the software to deal with XRIs?

-- Dick

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