[OpenID] Dumb Question: Why isn't http://xri.net/=bobwyman anOpenID?

Johnny Bufu johnny at sxip.com
Thu Jan 4 05:26:28 UTC 2007

On 3-Jan-07, at 8:55 PM, Recordon, David wrote:
> This thus means you'd no longer be making a claim about
> http://xri.net/=bobwyman, but rather that you own
> http://2idi.com/contact/=bobwyman.  Thus if you change iBrokers, this
> assertion would no longer remain valid.  It also removes the  
> protection
> the iNumber (and CanonicalID tag) adds to the XRI Resolution process
> since i-names can be reassigned.

I believe the short answer here is that xri://=bobwyman and http:// 
xri.net/=bobwyman are two different identifiers (the former an XRI,  
the latter an URL) as far as OpenID is concerned, even though XRI's  
internals uses the URL as part of the XRI discovery.

The XRI is configured for OpenID, but Yadis/HTML discovery fail on  
the URL.

Not sure if/how one could make XRI and URL identifiers synonymous, or  
if something like this would really be desired.


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