Trailing Slash?

Michael Calder keamos at
Mon Oct 17 13:08:01 PDT 2005

>From the specs:

"* The delegate identity URL must be canonical. It will not be further
processed by the consumer, so be sure it has the "http://" and
trailing slash, if there's no path component."

On 10/17/05, Jason S Salaz <jason at> wrote:
> A friend and I were trying our hardest to figure out why he could
> comment to LiveJournal (and in general, use his domain with LiveJournal
> as the server/delegate) by logging in via OpenID via his domain, and I
> couldn't.
> We finally found out that I was missing a single / in the delegate URL.
> (href="" instead of href="").
> Is there a reason that this trailing slash is absolutely required?  And
> why it (seeming unnecessarily :( ) causes so much grief?

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