dick at sxip.com
Tue Jan 10 20:09:44 UTC 2006
On 10-Jan-06, at 12:06 PM, Johannes Ernst wrote:
> On Jan 9, 2006, at 10:52, Dick Hardt wrote:
>> You may be successful in communicating the answer, but we may
>> still disagree on the approach. :-)
>> Right now, I don't understand enough about how YADIS does what you
>> hint at to even comment on the approach. I see three possible
>> reasons on why I don't understand:
>> 1) I am daft and just don't get how YADIS provides a "clean
>> foundation" by reading the documentation
>> 2) the conversation happened, everyone on the list is aware, it is
>> just not well documented
>> 3) YADIS is a method of discovering the most appropriate protocol
>> to use, per the web page http://yadis.org/wiki/Main_Page
> I guess there are a few other possibilities, but let's not go there.
Now, what kind of fun is that? ;-)
>> "YADIS is a service discovery system allowing relying parties (aka
>> identity consumers or membersites) to determine automatically,
>> without end-user intervention, the most appropriate protocol to use."
>> If (1), then perhaps someone can make it less abstract and real
>> for me.
>> if (2), then perhaps someone can document it, useful for all
>> if (3), then why not just document <link rel= ...> tags and each
>> protocol can work on solving all the issues in their own way?
> I will take the action item of writing an FAQ entry on why this is
> not a suitable foundation.
Perhaps you can start that on the list so we can discuss?
btw: I do think that the idea of the Consumer asking for a particular
content type is a great way for higher level discovery -- but not
clear on the value.
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