[OpenID] XRD/YADIS validator?

Gabe Wachob gabe.wachob at amsoft.net
Wed Jan 3 23:11:11 UTC 2007

Yes, Sam, that would be great.

Everyone should check out Sam's recent blog entry:

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> From: general-bounces at openid.net [mailto:general-bounces at openid.net] On
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> Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 2:09 PM
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> Subject: [OpenID] XRD/YADIS validator?
> Would people on this list see value in a XRD/YADIS validator?
> If syndication is any guide, once the "unwashed masses" start adopting
> this, I see plenty of opportunities for errors: non-memorable namespace
> names, MiXeDcAsE Element names, etc.
> If there is value, what I would find helpful is suggestions in the form
> of test cases: documents which either are asserted to be valid, or
> documents which contain specified conditions that should produce a
> specific error or a warning.
> An example of a warnings could be "unknown Type":  in theory, any URI is
> valid, but unknown Types may indicate a typo.
> Checks can also be made for the presence of elements such as
> openid:Delegate when Type is other than http://openid.net/signon/1.0.
> Given such tests, I can quickly build this logic on top of the
> foundation that is the Feed Validator: it already has logic for what
> constitutes a valid URI (or IRI, for that matter).
> - Sam Ruby
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