[Openid-specs-ab] Developer Feedback

Nat Sakimura sakimura at gmail.com
Mon Jul 11 22:23:04 UTC 2011


On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 5:05 AM, Johnny Bufu <jbufu at janrain.com> wrote:

> On 11-07-11 10:16 AM, Nat Sakimura wrote:
>
>> 1. We should make sure to place HTTP Redirect Binding as the Center Piece.
>>    This actually is the confusion that even Breno was falling into. He
>> was thinking that Core was something to be implemented.
>>    It is not. It is the HTTP Redirect Binding that the developers
>> should read. We may want to rename it to something more
>>    attractive and feel as the main spec. (Perhaps rename core as
>> "Messages" and let the HTTP Binding assume the name
>> "Core" etc.?)
>>
>
Just for the sake of the call:

Mike's suggestion:

Core Messages
Core Bindings
Framework Messages
Framework Bindings

My suggestions are

    Basic Messages (for Connect)
    Advanced Messages (for Connect)
    Basic (HTTP bindings)
    Advanced


>
> I too feel that the current number of separate documents makes it harder to
> get the big picture, even though I like modular specs. I guess the
> modularization is not laid out in a way that's easy to get. For example:
>
> - The separation between what is an "abstract" message and what a binding
> is required/allowed to define is not very clear.
>
> - ID Tokens are needed, one way or another (JWT encoded or not) to complete
> a full OpenID-Connect authentication. I'd rather learn about them from Core.
>
> - UserInfo endpoint seems to be covered by both UserInfo and Framework
> specs.
>
>
>  2. Short names are unpopular.
>>
> [...]
>
>  Here are my suggestions:
>> inf -> userinfo
>> idt -> id_token
>> clm -> claims
>> fmt -> format
>> mxa -> max_age
>> eaa -> iso29115
>> nor -> unsigned
>> sig -> signed
>> enc -> encrypted
>> aat -> auth_time
>> loc -> locale
>> opt -> optional
>>
>
> +1 if there's no clear technical reason that prevents using these slightly
> longer names.
>
> Johnny
>



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