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

John Bradley ve7jtb at ve7jtb.com
Fri Oct 18 23:30:34 UTC 2013


+1

On 2013-10-18, at 7:30 PM, Brian Campbell <bcampbell at pingidentity.com> wrote:

> “form_post” seems okay.
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> 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:
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>                 POST
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>                 html_form
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>                 html
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>                 form_post
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> SAML calls this binding “HTTP POST” (see http://docs.oasis-open.org/security/saml/v2.0/saml-bindings-2.0-os.pdf Section 3.5).
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> 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:
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>                 form_post
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>                 html_post
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>                 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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