User @ domain.tld as ID (Once again)

Mike Hearn mike at
Thu Nov 3 03:28:32 PST 2005

On Thu, 03 Nov 2005 00:33:14 -0600, Matthew A. Nicholson wrote:
> The argument that hotmail users can't use openid because they don't have 
> an openid server on does not hold much water.  If the 
> customers demand it, and google, and yahoo are doing it, hotmail will 
> have openid's.  It's that simple.

Microsoft run Passport, an alternative single-sign-on technology. Why
would they EVER support a competitor? They have zero incentive to do that.

And then you have the billion and one other providers whose admins can't
or won't do anything progressive soon - designing a system to be
deployable en-masse using interim solutions is sound engineering, even if
the makes the system less academically pure.

thanks -mike

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