featuritis for existing form handlers (was: Sorting fields in signature generation)

Josh Hoyt josh at janrain.com
Thu Sep 28 18:57:25 UTC 2006

On 9/27/06, Dick Hardt <dick at sxip.com> wrote:
> Additionally, as we have researched what is contained in registration
> forms, this use case does not look like it will be that common. Many
> forms have some site specific data, and I am now thinking that this
> is not a very useful feature.

I'm glad that we're in agreement on this.

> wrt. passthrough data
> Many sites preserve state between forms with hidden values. Given
> that registration on a site will likely ask the user for some site
> specific data, some sites will likely be maintaining state through
> hidden fields, and it will be easier for them to integrate OpenID if
> the RP can send values that it gets back later on. Given this is not
> explicitly in the spec, we can write it up. Would welcome feedback on
> passthrough data.

This model is only necessary for sites that do not support sessions, right?


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