On 4-Jun-07, at 7:51 AM, Granqvist, Hans wrote:

>> So I ask again - does anyone see any issues with the
>> fragments being used like this:
>>      http://openid.net/pipermail/specs/2007-May/001767.html  
> Seems reasonable in essence. But it adds complexity and
> removes some immediacy of URL identifiers-as-is.
> Do fragments need special handling just to handle id
> recycling risks?
> I'm probably missing some context, but can't the issuing OP
> make sure to issue unique IDs, like http://example.com/user1234
> instead of http://example.com/user#1234 ?

Just to clarify the issue:

Users like to have memorable usernames, and likely memorable OpenIDs.

So http://example.com/hans would be a desirable URL at example.com.  
For OPs with literally 100Ms of users, http://example.com/hans would  
be a coveted URL and if it is not being used, example.com would like  
to issue it to someone else.

I think the tradeoff of RPs understanding to strip fragments when  
displaying them is worth removing a barrier for very large OPs from  
joining OpenID.

-- Dick

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