[foaf-dev] Can OpenID identify a person

Noah Slater nslater at gmail.com
Thu Jun 7 14:04:25 BST 2007

> I suspect, per the little narrative above, that many people will use
> hosted IDs before migrating to their own (eg. when/if DNS registrars and
> ISPs move into that territory). So for every person, there will be some
> "legacy" accounts and data in their old ID which they might want to be
> associated with a later identity too.

Understood and agreed.

> The idiom I was sketching above is: if someone claims a URI to be both
> their homepage and their openid, that is a clue. Maybe we could/should
> be more explicit?

I think so - as that use case may not always hold true. How about this:

 <openid rdf:resource="http://danbri.org/"/ class="delegate">
 <openid rdf:resource="http://danbri.livejournal.com/" class="server/>
 <homepage rdf:resource="http://danbri.org/"/>

This matches other OpenID uses [1]:

<link rel="openid.server" href="http://www.myopenid.com/server" />
<link rel="openid.delegate" href="http://samruby.myopenid.com/" />

[1] http://intertwingly.net/blog/2007/01/03/OpenID-for-non-SuperUsers

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