OpenID Proposal: OpenID Messaging

Kristopher Tate kris at
Wed Jun 29 22:40:55 PDT 2005

Thanks for this -- I completely forgot about our link tags :P

So, what if we use link tags, who wants to start developing a 
peripheral component to OpenID for messaging with me?

On 2005/06/29, at 5:42 PM, Kurt Raschke wrote:
> I worry about the potential for bloat...OpenID is an identification 
> protocol, and I am not sure that it is OpenID's place to be giving 
> pointers to other servers.  Couldn't you use <link> tags (or an 
> appropriate equivalent for non-HTML documents) as pointers to the 
> "openid-mail" and "lid-mail" servers?  That way OpenID can stick to 
> being a superior identification protocol, without the bloat of 
> messaging.  Keeping the protocol clean, lightweight, and focused makes 
> it easier to implement.
> Just my two cents.
> -Kurt

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