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

Drummond Reed drummond.reed at cordance.net
Sun Jan 7 21:13:52 UTC 2007

Drummond wrote:


>If the proxy resolvers indicated by xri.ru and xri.joaquin.net are both
compliant and configured to point = to equal.xri.net (the XDI.org authority
resolution servers for the = namespace) then both are equivalent.  The name
is =Joaquin.  



>Joaquin wrote:
>Thanks.  Another case please.  

>Would it conform to the standards if xri.joaquin.net was a proxy resolver
that handled '=Joaquin' and everything dependant from that, while switching
resolution for equal-anything-else to xri.net?  

>Would it be in the spirit of i-names?

Yes. Every proxy represents a community of users of that proxy, and that
community can follow any set of rules about what other HXRI proxy servers
(or direct XRI authority servers) it wants to use for a namespace.

This is perhaps best explained by section 7.7 of XRI Resolution 2.0 Working
Draft 10 (http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/17293), which


An XRI proxy resolution request may be sent to any proxy resolver that will
accept it. All XRI proxy resolvers SHOULD attempt to deliver uniform
responses given the same QXRI and input parameters. However because proxy
resolvers may potentially need to make decisions about network errors,
reference processing, and trust policies on behalf of the client they are
proxying, and these decisions may be based on local policy, in some cases
different proxy resolvers may return different results.



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