against using user@host identifiers

Ask Bjørn Hansen ask at
Thu Jun 2 23:51:00 PDT 2005

On Jun 2, 2005, at 18:22, Xageroth Sekarius wrote:

> This only changes one thing: the user must use whatever identity
> services their host uses. That may seem like a downside but really,
> it's a non-issue. First of all, it will be a rare case that a
> LiveJournal user will not want to use LiveJournal's identity services.
> Secondly, even if they do wish to use an alternate service, it would
> be bizarre for them to use LiveJournal as their identifier at that
> point.

Their web service might not have an identity server.  Think blogspot  
user able to edit templates.

For the user[@~]identifier thing: If we stick to just using the users  
URL we are sure the user can enter and remember all the characters  

  - ask


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