against using user@host identifiers
evan.martin at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 11:09:52 PDT 2005
I'm surprised nobody's spelled this out before:
user at host, while cute, are already well-understood as email addresses.
As soon as [random user x] sees a form that says "enter your id \n
example: foo at bar.com", they're gonna enter smileygirl at aol.com and get
a bad experience when that fails.
OpenID asserts ownership of URLs, so identifiers should be URLs.
If you want to make a shortcut for URLs, use a differenct character
(like that proposal with a tilde). But I don't think we can agree on
what URL foo~bar.com is a shortcut for:
- bar.com/GetOpenIDProfile.aspx?user=foo ;)
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