Those Pesky Slashes
mart at degeneration.co.uk
Sat May 28 06:39:21 PDT 2005
kurt at raschke.net wrote:
> I suppose I'm still lost as to why they can't just use their
> homepage/weblog URL, which has a <link> tag that points to the OpenID
> server. It seems to me that one of the points of OpenID is that users
> can log in with something they already know, their weblog URL.
Some users don't even know what a URL is. People from the "blogosphere"
are usually quite knowledgable about the web and stuff, but they aren't
the only people who will be using OpenID, and these people will likely
be told what to type and just remember it as an opaque string without
knowing what it actually means.
If you have some like user.domain.com and some like domain.com/user then
people who use multiple services have to remember which one is which.
Also, not everyone using OpenID will have a weblog. Some will just be
using a generic OpenID provider, or getting their OpenID identity from
some non-weblog-hosting service. To them, user.domain.com and
domain.com/user are both just as arbitrary since neither of them really
point at anything anyway.
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