redirects on openid identities

Martin Atkins mart at
Thu Jul 14 00:08:51 PDT 2005

Rev. Jeffrey Paul wrote:
> The issue this raises is an ambiguity to the consumer - is the _real_ id
> the (valid) one the user entered, or is it the result of the redirects?

It's the result of all redirects. If the spec doesn't say this then it
should, as it's pretty fundamental.

The canonical form slash addition only applies for a completely empty path:

...because a HTTP URL with no path component is invalid, so you can't
actually request the former in order to get redirected to the latter.

Other than that (and adding http://, of course) the rest of the
canonicalisation is handled by HTTP redirects.

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