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

Joaquin Miller joaquin at netmesh.us
Thu Jan 4 17:24:36 UTC 2007

Drummond, this smells strange to me.  But the only questions I can 
formulate are:

-- How did you get from 'http://xri.net/'  to 'http://xri*' ?
-- What kind of funny-business might happen with 'http://xri.ru' ' or 

Cordially, Joaquin

Well, maybe this one, too:

-- Since I can run my own XRI root and resolver, ...  what?  (?)

At 11:25 PM 1/3/2007, you wrote:
>In other words, the following two identifier...
>         http://xri.net/=bobwyman
>         =bobwyman
>...are equivalent XRIs because the former is really just the HXRI proxy
>resolver prefix "http://xri.net" plus the absolute XRI "=bobwyman".
>Therefore it seems to me the best thing to do would be to have OpenID
>libraries recognize an HXRI (from the http://xri.* pattern) as a form of an
>XRI, drop the HXRI proxy resolver prefix, and proceed with it as an XRI so
>the user gets the i-name/i-number synonym benefits they expect.
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