User @ domain.tld as ID (Once again)

Kurt Raschke kurt at
Thu Nov 3 10:28:24 PST 2005

On Nov 3, 2005, at 1:26 PM, Mike Hearn wrote:

> On Thu, 03 Nov 2005 13:03:57 -0500, Daniel E. Renfer wrote:
>> It would also be cool if sites that gave out openid's with  
>> usernames in
>> the url would list their regex pattern in the meta of their site.  
>> That
>> way, if my consumer can't find a rule for '' in it's
>> list, then it could hit to look for a
>> pattern there, or else fail.
> That would be OK but sounds pretty complicated. Why not just have
> "/openid/username" be the URL to access in every case? You need a
> connection point somewhere, having another magic <head> tag  
> pointing to a
> regex doesn't seem any better than having a magic URL.
> thanks -mike

Yeah, but not every site can accommodate a given magic URL scheme-- 
some sites may be running server software that simply can't  
accommodate it technically, or they may have administrative reasons  
for not using it, or some combination of the two.


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