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

Nat Sakimura sakimura at gmail.com
Sat Oct 19 10:26:12 UTC 2013


Other encodings available to us are:

   - query string encoding
   - fragment encoding

They do not refer to the mechanism that is used to sent to the client.
To keep the symmetry with these therefore, IMHO,

   - HTML Form encoding

 is the best name. So, as the identifier, I propose:

   - html_form

Best,


2013/10/19 Brian Campbell <bcampbell at pingidentity.com>

> “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****
>>
>>                 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.****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> 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****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> 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.****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> 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.)****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>>                                                                 -- Mike**
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