Proposal (Was: When are and aren't two URLs the same?)

Jonathan Daugherty cygnus at
Mon Apr 24 17:11:32 UTC 2006

# Now the argument can be made that this trivial transformation --
# dropping redundant port 80 -- should be made by the identity host,
# but unless we all agree what are and aren't allowed, encouraged, ..
# transformations, that way lies interoperability hell.

I don't see how this leads to interoperability problems.  If identity
providers implement redirects to canonicalize URLs, then the
"interoperability" problem goes away because a relying party will
presumably follow those redirects.  Am I missing something?  Can you
contrive a case where this doesn't work?

  Jonathan Daugherty
  JanRain, Inc.

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