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YADIS conformance tests

2006-05-18 17:58:20.280017+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Regarding yesterday's mention of the announcement about VeriSign PIP and OpenID, if you're developing net identity systems that incorporate YADIS (and if you're developing identity systems at all, you should be), you need to go to http://yadis.org/conformance/

The tests aren't official yet, and there's one known bug that snuck in at the last minute (it doesn't recognize content negotiation right now, and it should), but hopefully this will make debugging your YADIS application much easier.

[ related topics: Web development Net Culture LID (Lightweight IDentity) ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-05-19 17:32:39.023997+00 by: Dan Lyke

Interesting to watch the evolution of this, and it's interesting to have implemented this from a "I'm reporting deviations from the standard" rather than an "I'm trying to make this work" standpoint. We seem to have two classes of "why isn't my site validating?" questions at this point:

  1. Confusion about how to implement XML namespaces. If you don't understand XML namespaces, use the example XML as a template. If you do understand XML namespaces, you're either lying or should be incarcerated for your own good.
  2. MIME types are important, especially where you're serving multiple formats from the same URL. Yes, "text/plain" looks pretty in a browser, but implementors can't just assume that anything that isn'tt "text/html" is "application/xrds+xml".