Hi. I am kind of new to this field, and this topic may have been discussed before, but since a Google search on [site:http://openid.net/pipermail/ attribute exchange external reference ] did not match anything, let me bring this up.
On scanning http://openid.net/specs/openid-attribute-exchange-1_0-05.html, which looked pretty good, a question "Would it be even nicer if we could have a hook for external data source?" came up to my mind. For example, if we could write something like openid.ax.type.externalref=http://example.com/schema/industry_specific_data openid.ax.value.externalref=http://example.com/specific_data.xml in the response, and have the client fetch the document from http://example. com/specific_data.xml (if it understands the schema type of it), it would be useful in bringing OpenID framework and something else together. I initially thought that it could be done in the New Attribute Process [http://openid.net/specs/openid-attribute-types-1_0-02.html#anchor6], but since it requires fetching of external document and thus changes the client behavior, I brought up this here. Any thought? =nat _______________________________________________ specs mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://openid.net/mailman/listinfo/specs