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

Drummond Reed drummond.reed at cordance.net
Thu Jan 4 17:50:40 UTC 2007

Joaquin, sorry, it was getting very late last night, so I didn't put in the
full rule, which appears on the XRI TC wiki page on XRI Syntax 2.1,




The rule says:


A HXRI proxy resolution service is identified by an HTTP(S) URI in which: 

1.      The least significant domain name begins with "xri." AND 

2.      The first character of the path is a GCS character (!, =, @, +, $),
i.e., the starting character of a canonical XRI. 

These two rules together should produce an diminimus number of false




From: general-bounces at openid.net [mailto:general-bounces at openid.net] On
Behalf Of Joaquin Miller
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 9:25 AM
To: OpenID general list
Subject: Re: [OpenID] Dumb Question: Why isn't http://xri.net/=bobwyman an


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

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

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...


...are equivalent XRIs because the former is really just the HXRI proxy
resolver prefix "http://xri.net <http://xri.net/> " plus the absolute XRI

Therefore it seems to me the best thing to do would be to have OpenID
libraries recognize an HXRI (from the http://xri <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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