Brad Fitzpatrick brad at danga.com
Tue May 17 10:22:01 PDT 2005

Does it rely on SSL?

I started with the assumption that SSL would be a major roadblack for most
do-it-yourselfers running blogs, and those do-it-yourselfers would be key
for something distributed to be adopted.

- Brad

On Tue, 17 May 2005 glyph at divmod.com wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
> I noticed the yadis site today - I've implemented a similar system recently.  I wish I had some real docs to point you at, but right now there are just a few obfuscatory sentences at http://www.divmod.org/projects/q2q .  I hope to have some time to update the site soon, and to do a release of the software.
> I'd like to figure out a way to make it compatible with yadis.  The only major incompatibility I see is that we're using things that look like email addresses to identify users whereas yadis uses HTTP URLs.  Is there some easy way to reconcile this?
> I am trying to keep the protocol spec I am writing as lightweight as possible - intentionally not involving DNS at any layer except a domain's root so that site administrators can run an identity server as a "sidecar" to their existing configuration rather than modifying their site.
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