Redirect on YADIS ID de-reference?
dagon at dagon.net
Thu Nov 24 11:58:27 PST 2005
On Thu, 24 Nov 2005, Martin Atkins wrote:
> While this is not directly relevant, OpenID specifies that the
> "Permanent Redirect" response code act as a kind of canonicalizer for
> the identity URL. If the user enters http://frank.livejournal.com/ and
> gets back a redirect to http://www.franknet.com/ an OpenID consumer must
> behave as if the user had originally entered http://www.franknet.com/,
> including the display of the user's identity.
Woah. I didn't read any requirement nor recommendation that the
canonicalized identity be used for display. I argue that the claimed
identity (pre-canonicalization) is what the user will usually prefer.
Better, of course, would be for a consumer to keep display name completely
separate from authentication, and allow me to display "Dagon", with a
claimed identity "dagon.net" and a canonical identity URL
Some consumers will choose to display claimed identity (LiveJournal does
today). I hope that none will choose to display canonicalized identity.
Mark Rafn dagon at dagon.net <http://www.dagon.net/>
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