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5 items tagged “xrds”


Beginner’s Guide to Discovery. Extremely approachable introduction by Eran Hammer-Lahav. # 1st August 2008, 8:18 pm

Without a discovery process, machines must be told about resources ahead of time and will only be able to interact with resources that they already know. This is the same as only starting a conversation with people you already know, even though with little effort you should be able to talk to new people with a common language.

Eran Hammer-Lahav # 1st August 2008, 8:17 pm

Email Address to URL Transformation (EAUT) specification now available! Allows OpenID users to login using their E-mail address, which is converted in to an OpenID URL based on rules specified in an XRDS document attached to the root domain. Seems like a good idea to me. # 22nd July 2008, 7:30 pm


Making use of the XRDS. One of the better explanations of XRDS: provides some background information and isn’t too long. # 1st June 2007, 9:35 pm

=drummond XRDS. Bookmarked so I can remember how to easily resolve someone’s i-name. # 8th May 2007, 8:27 pm