[OpenID] XRD/YADIS validator?
dick at sxip.com
Thu Jan 4 00:50:46 UTC 2007
Good to see you have interest in OpenID et al. As others have noted,
there is tons of value in a validator.
If I could make a suggestion, the starting point for validation would
be really useful if it was the OpenID (be it an i-name or URL).
This may be more then what you want to do with the Feed Validator,
but We would be happy to work with you on that!
 That of course of course is the Royal We that includes people on
my team, JanRain's team and other members of the community since I
don't get to write code anymore myself. :-)
On 3-Jan-07, at 2:09 PM, Sam Ruby wrote:
> 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
> names, MiXeDcAsE Element names, etc.
> If there is value, what I would find helpful is suggestions in the
> 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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