against using user@host identifiers
brad at danga.com
Thu Jun 2 11:44:57 PDT 2005
On Thu, 2 Jun 2005, Evan Martin wrote:
> I'm surprised nobody's spelled this out before:
I thought it had come up. I recall it even being on the website at one
point, but I can't find it now. But for the record, I agree.
The only proper way to do email to URL mapping is via some new DNS record
type, which would totally delay adoption, to the point it's not even worth
> OpenID asserts ownership of URLs, so identifiers should be URLs.
> If you want to make a shortcut for URLs, use a differenct character
> (like that proposal with a tilde). But I don't think we can agree on
> what URL foo~bar.com is a shortcut for:
> - bar.com/foo
> - bar.com/GetOpenIDProfile.aspx?user=foo ;)
> - etc.
I've heard talk of polluting the top-level directory even more like
robots.txt, favicon.ico, and cross-site-security.xml (or whatever that
Flash file is)
If a user entered:
Username: [ brad ] From (OpenID server): [ livejournal.com ]
Then a consumer could hit http://livejournal.com/openid.xml
And get back:
But I hate the whole idea.
Already I'm finding that all the demo sites using OpenID are starting to
use the recommneded form field name and my browser is auto-completing my
identity URL everywhere... so I'm happy.
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