OpenID and changing URLs

Johannes Ernst at
Thu Feb 9 05:25:42 UTC 2006

That should be YADIS 1.1 I think. Time to get 1.0 out the door ;-)

On Feb 8, 2006, at 0:13, Martin Atkins wrote:

> Kevin Turner wrote:
>> I know LiveJournal was under a great deal of pressure to make some
>> changes in a very short timeframe and they did it for the good of all
>> mankind, but really, sucks to break stuff.  Is there any way we can
>> patch it?  i.e. can the old URLs still return OpenID pages?   
>> Maybe, with
>> some sort of javascript hack to redirect clients that aren't OpenID
>> consumer to the new user page, but that definitely has trade-offs  
>> of its
>> own.  (i.e. it's probably slower for the users, you just broke all  
>> the
>> spiders, etc.)
> I suppose one thing that we can take away from this is that YADIS  
> should
> specify some behavior for this. YADIS is a layer of indirection in
> itself, and is a lot more flexible than OpenID.
> Even something as simple as specifying what to do in the case where  
> the
> consumer gets back a redirect response which also has an
> X-YADIS-Location header field. (Don't bother following the  
> redirects and
> just fetch the YADIS document?)

Johannes Ernst
NetMesh Inc.

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