OpenID - anti-spam compatibility with other systems

Mark Cross sites at
Sun Jan 8 10:23:27 UTC 2006

Previous to my post entitled:

OpenID - getting mass take up, anti-spam?
& linked so people are able to read it here before I found I couldn't send 
plain text from beta ..:

Sending server is the OpenId profile which a user uses to send their first 
email from to get on the targets white list
Target server is the OpenID server that hold the email address that the 
person wants but only releases it after a Turin test.

These are the functional steps required, as I see them:

#Sending server sends
xmlrpcmsg('OpenId.RequestEmailCaptcha', $OpenIDUrl, 'string');

#Target server sends
('CapthchaAsJPGencode','encoced binary IAB sized',$OpenIDUrl, 
If  the person declines to issue an email the 'CapthchaAsJPGencode' could be 

#Sending server sends
xmlrpcmsg('OpenId.VerifyEmailCaptcha', $OpenIDUrl, 
'string',$CaptchaValueOffered, 'string','TransActionId','INT');

#Target server sends
If there is no email address or the person declines to issue one even after 
a captcha challenge. This email0 will be NULL
EmailAddressMetaDescription is something like Work/Home/whatever


1. Is there schema basic correct - to keep it AS simple as possible?
2. What offer functions or parameters could be included but NOT impact on a 
delieverable at developer level

3. The most important one - could this be implemented across "applicable to 
any URL-based identity system"?

Cheers Mark

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