Field separators

Brad Fitzpatrick brad at
Mon Jun 6 13:59:44 PDT 2005

On Mon, 6 Jun 2005, Paul Crowley wrote:

> Paul Crowley wrote:
> > Yes.  Saves on sending them every time.  If we later decidde that's a
> > problem, we can add fields to specify p and g, and default them to the
> > values in the spec.

I like it.  p and g get long.

> That won't work; servers that don't know about the protocol upgrade will
> assume the defaults and the whole thing will screw up.  Best to allow
> clients to specify p and g now, but give them default values. --

It'd still work:  The server would just have to return:

   openid.i_see_your_p_and_g_and_used_them = 1

Then the consumer-of-the-future looks for that and knows to proceed with
either the "version 1" p and g defaults, or the ones it sent.

- Brad

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