Sxip concerns with YADIS
kurt at raschke.net
Mon Dec 19 22:40:48 UTC 2005
On Dec 19, 2005, at 8:46 AM, Martin Atkins wrote:
> While I'd like to agree with you, once the model changes to everyone
> trampling separately over the LINK REL namespace, what exactly is
> If everyone's picking their own stuff to add to the HTML HEAD, then
> model is just "look at the HTML head for the stuff you support", which
> is already possible and indeed widely used to discover RSS feeds
> and so
YADIS would be a way to keep from having "everyone trampling
separately over the LINK REL namespace"--a way to centralize
assignment of names for protocols in the LINK REL namespace, just as
there are systems for DNS, IP address, TCP/IP port numbers, etc.
YADIS would also provide an aegis under which to develop reference
implementations of the technology.
At the same time it's dead easy to parse--as has been pointed out,
many of the existing OpenID libraries use regexes to extract data
from the HTML HEAD. There's no need for an HTML or XML parser there,
nor content negotiation.
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