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Subject: Re: [xdi] Recommended syntaxes for user ids within an organization?

I disagree with using any other character than + and = for this purpose.

A syntax like +nym*markus, +nym#markus etc. is very confusing and feels like a step backward into XRI 2.0.

So to me, the only question is, should it be +nym=markus, or should it be +nym=(markus). I can see arguments for both cases.

1. I understand Drummond's preference for +nym=(markus) to emphasize the "locality" of the identifier. We have also been using the parentheses syntax to e.g. identify an "e-mail address within Facebook" rather than just an "e-mail address".
2. At the same time, +nym=(markus) is of course not user friendly. So from this perspective +nym=markus would clearly be preferable.

Yes let's discuss on the next TC call.


On Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 10:49 PM, Joseph Boyle <planetwork@josephboyle.net> wrote:
Jim Fournier asks about a topic which I’d like to put on the agenda for this week’s TC meeting to give recommendations if possible.

If an organization wants to give usernames to its users, what are the possibilities for naming conventions that are short, simple, and not confusable with existing online conventions, e.g. # is usually a hashtag for a topic not a person?

Some examples to start - which of the following are recommended, not recommended, or illegal?


Note the characters - _ . are legal as part of identifiers, so that +org-user +org_user +org.user would all be parsed as single names of organizations separate from +org and not covered by +org.
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