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Showing posts from August, 2009

Camel sighting at Google

At Building 46, off Charleston, a camel. I'm sure there's a good explanation, but for some things I just prefer the mystery.

Open Issues for Discovery / Webfinger

The problem: Discover information that wants to publish to the world; things like their preferred identity provider, their public avatar, public contact methods, etc. Same mechanism should basically work for or, no wheel reinvention.

The Webfinger session at the last IIW was quite productive in the sense that it produced a long list of open issues that need resolution. The whiteboard snapshot to the right (stitched together thanks to @factoryjoe) shows the list, albeit in low res form. Translating the notes, and giving my takes:

Starting assumption : Domain owners need to play along. We're not trying to handle the case where wants to be discoverable, but doesn't control and the domain owner doesn't want to implement discovery.
Open Issues

Location of host-meta data: Older spec calls for this to be at /host-meta for every domain; Mark Nottingham has updated his proposal to create a /.well-…