[Openid-specs-ab] HTTP form HTML POST binding identifier

Brian Campbell bcampbell at pingidentity.com
Fri Oct 18 22:30:54 UTC 2013


“form_post” seems okay.


On Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 3:47 PM, Mike Jones <Michael.Jones at microsoft.com>wrote:

>  Names that have been proposed so far are:****
>
>                 POST****
>
>                 html_form****
>
>                 html****
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>                 form_post****
>
> SAML calls this binding “HTTP POST” (see
> http://docs.oasis-open.org/security/saml/v2.0/saml-bindings-2.0-os.pdfSection 3.5).
> ****
>
> WS-Federation doesn’t appear to explicitly name the binding (see
> http://docs.oasis-open.org/wsfed/federation/v1.2/os/ws-federation-1.2-spec-os.html#_Toc223175014)
> but also says that the HTTP form is sent via HTTP POST.****
>
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> Given that colloquially, people tend to refer to this binding as a POST
> binding, I think we really want to keep POST in the name.  I’ll grant Nat’s
> point that just “POST” is probably misleading.  Therefore, I think we
> should choose from among these names:****
>
>                 form_post****
>
>                 html_post****
>
>                 http_post****
>
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> I prefer “form_post” from among these choices because it clearly
> differentiates it from just simply using the HTTP POST verb, by saying what
> is being posted.  “html_post” is less specific and odd sounding.
> “http_post” sounds like we’re just using the HTTP POST verb, and so is
> misleading in the same way that simply “POST” is.****
>
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> So I’d choose “form_post”.  Are people good with that, or do people want
> to advocate a different name?  (If so, please say why.)****
>
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>                                                                 -- Mike***
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