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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 joe@example.org 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 joe@example.org or http://example.org/joe, 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 joe@example.org wants to be discoverable, but doesn't control example.org 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-…