[OpenID] Dumb Question: Why isn't http://xri.net/=bobwyman an OpenID?
mart at degeneration.co.uk
Thu Jan 4 19:07:36 UTC 2007
Drummond Reed wrote:
> 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.
I think it's worth noting that XRI support is not a MUST for OpenID RPs,
so using these "HXRIs" is presumably going to be the standard way to
deal with a lack of XRI support in a particular RP. (though of course
this sucks usability-wise.)
An OpenID RP that is YADIS-aware but not XRI-aware is not going to have
this special case in it, and will thus end up using the HXRI as the
identifier URL rather than the i-number.
I don't have a solution, I just wanted to highlight the potential
problem. Ideally, of course, RPs will support XRI at least minimally by
just using a good OpenID RP library.
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