[Openid-specs-ab] Duplicate Definitions of Attributes

Mike Jones Michael.Jones at microsoft.com
Wed Jun 4 18:09:43 UTC 2014

Note this text in the abstract of Basic:

This OpenID Connect Basic Client Implementer's Guide 1.0 contains a subset of the OpenID Connect Core 1.0 specification that is designed to be easy to read and implement for basic Web-based Relying Parties using the OAuth Authorization Code Flow. This specification intentionally duplicates content from the Core specification to provide a self-contained implementer's guide for basic Web-based Relying Parties using the OAuth Authorization Code Flow.

OpenID Providers and non-Web-based applications should instead consult the Core specification.

From: openid-specs-ab-bounces at lists.openid.net [mailto:openid-specs-ab-bounces at lists.openid.net] On Behalf Of John Bradley
Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2014 11:08 AM
To: Prabath Siriwardena
Cc: openid-specs-ab at lists.openid.net
Subject: Re: [Openid-specs-ab] Duplicate Definitions of Attributes

Yes it is intentional.   We wanted someone to be able to pick up the basic profile and build a client without being forced to read core.
That necessitated some duplication.   We understand that duplication is not ideal, but made the compromise for readability in Basic.

John B.
On Jun 4, 2014, at 11:07 AM, Prabath Siriwardena <prabath at wso2.com<mailto:prabath at wso2.com>> wrote:

Looking at the OpenID Connect core specification[1] and the OpenID Connect Basic Client Implementers' Guide [2] I found that attribute definitions and some sections are duplicated.. Wouldn't it be more appropriate to make a reference to [1] from [2] where required..? Please ignore this mail - if this was done purposely...

[1]: http://openid.net/specs/openid-connect-core-1_0.html
[2]: http://openid.net/specs/openid-connect-basic-1_0.html

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