FOSS needs a central bug tracker

Bill Crawford billcrawford1970 at
Mon Apr 27 10:06:37 UTC 2009

On Sunday 26 April 2009 07:21:20 Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Bill Crawford wrote:
> > Google is taking advantage of a feature in OpenID 2.0 known as "Directed
> > Identity". This allows an OpenID 2.0 Relying Party to start the OpenID
> > protocol flow using a known URL (Yahoo!'s is to
> > allow for "one click" style login dialogues. By performing discovery on
> > this URL, using the XRDS XML format, the OpenID Provider advertises the
> > OpenID Endpoint URL for the Relying Party to make a request against.
> > Google is doing this correctly with the URL to perform discovery against
> > being
> And how are the sites supposed to know this URL? By hardcoding a list of
> such URLs? (Yuck! That pretty much defeats the point of OpenID and brings
> us back to a hardcoded list of ID providers.) Or by asking the user to
> paste it? (Even worse, now the user has to paste an obscure URL *and* enter
> their e-mail address rather than just pasting an obscure URL, what problem
> does that solve?)
>         Kevin Kofler

Again, please take it up with Google or the OpenID people :o)

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