josh at janrain.com
Mon Dec 5 19:31:33 UTC 2005
On 12/5/05, Ernst Johannes <jernst+lists.danga.com at netmesh.us> wrote:
> Given an identity URL, the capabilities of this URL must be
> discoverable through at least one of the following mechanisms:
> 1) An HTTP GET with the Accept MIME type of "application/xrd+xml"
> returns the capabilities document directly.
> 2) A response to an HTTP GET to the identity URL returns a custom
> HTTP header, 'X-YADIS-Location' with a value that is a URL. The
> capabilities document is returned from that second URL.
> 3) A response to an HTTP GET to the identity URL returns an HTML
> document that contains a META HTTP-EQUIV statement, whose value is a
> URL. The capabilities document is returned from that second URL.
As I understood it, the URL MUST support 2 or 3 but MAY support 1. If
the URL supports only number one, it may not work with some relying
Specifically, we are not requiring relying parties to attempt to do
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