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Subject: RE: [xri-comment] Re: [OpenID] [xri-comment] My Feedback for XRDVrsion 1.0

Please, PLEASE, stop feeding the crazy.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Will Norris [mailto:will@willnorris.com]
> Sent: Monday, November 09, 2009 8:30 PM
> To: xri-comment@lists.oasis-open.org
> Subject: Re: [xri-comment] Re: [OpenID] [xri-comment] My Feedback for
> XRD Vrsion 1.0
> first of all, I've removed general@openid.net from this thread.  xri-
> comment is the right place to discuss XRD... there's no need to hijack
> the OpenID list as well.  If people there care to follow this
> discussion, they can join the xri-comment list.
> On Nov 9, 2009, at 7:53 PM, Santosh Rajan wrote:
> > I think the whole problem is with the definition of the XRD, as I
> have
> > suggested in the original post. We need to see the XRD not not as
> > "describing a resource", but as an "aggregator of a set of
> > resources". I
> > will rewrite the definition of an XRD.
> So you're telling me that a specification entitled "Extensible
> Resource Descriptor" is not actually about describing resources?
> Really?
> One of the things it describes about a resource is the relations that
> resource has with other resources.  This is done in the form of one or
> more <Link> elements.  But this is not the only way the resource is
> described.  It is also described by <Alias> identifiers, as well as
> <Type> values (soon to be renamed to <Property>).  In addition,
> because the document is extensible, the resource may be described in
> any number of ways by extension elements.
> XRD is a resource descriptor; it describes a resource.  That's what it
> is.  I don't know how to make it any plainer.  You can redefine the
> scope all you want, but realize that you would then no longer be
> talking about XRD.
> -will
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