identity as a URL instead of an email? hrmmmm

Martin Atkins mart at
Fri Mar 24 07:56:59 UTC 2006

Johannes Ernst wrote:
> However, we could conceivably come up with a mapping from mailto: to 
> REST-ful URL, just like we do with XRI.
> For example, we could say "if user enters foo at, the 
> corresponding URL is". (this may be a  bad
> mapping, but you get the idea)
> Now personally I think URLs that can be entered into an (unmodified) 
> browser are much more powerful than mailto identifiers (or other  kinds
> of identifiers) for which that isn't possible, but I can  believe that
> others think otherwise ...

Well, whatever the solution as long as it maps to a URL we don't need to
care about it in YADIS. YADIS just defines how you find out what
services a URI supports, so how you arrive at that URL is irrelevant.

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