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  • Re: Makes sense

    Consider also that if the mailto: URLs are sent in the OpenID transaction it becomes possible to outsource the whole shebang: just have an OpenID provider that can authenticate arbitrary email addresses by initially sending them an email and subsequently using a password or other means, and then any domain can publish that provider's endpoint as its own endpoint and instantly their domain supports OpenID.

    I will concede that this only does mapping for OpenID, not for arbitrary HTTP-based services, but it does address the use-case of allowing email addresses to be used as OpenID identifiers.

    By Martin Atkins at 01:14 am on 27th Oct 2008