Re: [apps-discuss] Webfinger

Blaine Cook <romeda@gmail.com> Sat, 19 November 2011 15:40 UTC

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From: Blaine Cook <romeda@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2011 15:40:07 +0000
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Subject: Re: [apps-discuss] Webfinger
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On 19 November 2011 15:03, Eran Hammer-Lahav <eran@hueniverse.com> wrote:

One minor objection:

> 4.       The client MUST verify the server supports ‘?resource’ by making
> sure the response is both JRD and has the requested subject (this will
> ensure full compatibility with any other host-meta endpoint).
>
> I would like to see such endpoint extension required for WebFinger so that
> clients can make a single call and get the full WebFinger result in JSON.
> This would significantly improve adoption and usability, and adds very
> little work to providers.

The '?resource' form of host-meta responses shouldn't be *required*,
since many providers will be unable to provide dynamic responses from
their host-meta location.

b.