Blog URI, is it necessary?
mart at degeneration.co.uk
Fri May 20 10:21:16 PDT 2005
Ben Hyde wrote:
>> Alice needs to provide a unique URL that she has implied control over.
>> This keeps a 1:1 mapping between a URL and a "user." LiveJournal can't
>> go around asserting http://livejournal.com for everyone.
> What would that break?
> Longer form: what would break if the returned openid.assert_identity
> wasn't identical to sent openid.is_identity?
That would turn the question from "Is Alice and LiveJournal logged in?"
to "Which LiveJournal user is logged in?".
There's a privacy concern there, which is why you are required to ask
for a particular user.
In theory you could split the request up into a request domain and a
request user, but that's not really much different than a URL with both
of those things in it.
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