Proposal: consumer sends special openid.server discovery header URL/arg

Ask Bjørn Hansen ask at
Fri May 20 02:09:08 PDT 2005

On May 19, 2005, at 15:46, Brad Fitzpatrick wrote:
> 1) New URL argument:
>    GET /users/brad/?openid.hint=find_server
>    Host:

I like it.

A few thoughts:

a) It should be mandatory to ensure adoption.  Best way to do that is  
if LJ only returns the openid server with that parameter. :)

b) What's the format?  Only one line with the openid link tag?   A  
full <head> block?   "Anything, but must be sgml-ish and include the  
<link> tag"?

The X header is too hackish for me.   99% of all applications will  
just ignore the extra query parameter if they don't know what to do  
with it.  Seems much more robust.

  - ask


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