[OT] Re: User @ domain.tld as ID (Once again)

Dan Libby danda at videntity.org
Thu Nov 3 08:50:04 PST 2005

On Thursday 03 November 2005 10:01, Martin Atkins wrote:
> So my proposal is this: YADIS will go ahead and use URLs, because it has
> to as a fundamental requirement. Another spec can try to standardize
> mapping an email address onto a URL, which will then automatically
> enable YADIS to use email addresses. There's no reason why these two
> things have to be bound together into one spec.

I like it.  Anyone want to volunteer to write such a spec?

> This is good layered design, and it also allows "the market" to decide
> what identifiers people want to use. If consumers go ahead and implement
> YADIS based on URLs, then we'll know that no-one really cares about the
> email stuff. On the other hand, if the email mapping thing proves
> popular then YADIS can quite happily live at the layer below.
> It also means that we can stop bickering about what kind of identifiers
> we're going to use and get some real work done.

Dan Libby

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