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Re: Error logging in to my profile

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2012 18:17:18 +0200
Cc: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>, public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>
Message-Id: <61C516D6-7C00-415B-A60D-346B14613C88@bblfish.net>
To: Stéphane Corlosquet <scorlosquet@gmail.com>

On 17 Sep 2012, at 18:05, Stéphane Corlosquet <scorlosquet@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 11:57 AM, Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net> wrote:
> On 17 Sep 2012, at 17:52, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 17 September 2012 17:48, Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net> wrote:
>> Melvin, can you add context when you post mails to the list?
>> A few lines of explanation of where you found this error message,
>> and why you post it to the list would save me having to ask you.
>> That is the same also for URLs you post. Please add a sentence so that people reading it
>> in the archives can later know what you thought you were talking about when you
>> posted something.
>> Opps, I missed out the hyphen
>> s/my profile/my-profile/
>> I'm trying to log in to Andrei's server by clicking the WebID login.
> Good was that so difficult to write out? 
>> Does that help?
> Not completely. This is a public mailing list. Some people may not know who Andrei is, or
> what my-profile is. It can't harm to add a URL can it?  http://my-profile.eu 
> Try to think of what you would make of an e-mail like this if it were the first time you came to 
> the list. Then add enough info to make the  context explicit so that new people can understand 
> what is going on.
> Especially as this is not a bug report mailing list. 
> Are you implying that bugs should be reported elsewhere or that, with enough context, it's fine to report bugs on this mailing? (I personally don't mind as long as it's stated explicitly at the beginning of the email or even better: in the title).


As we don't have a test suite for automatically testing endpoints yet, its fine to post here as long as one is explicit
about what is problematic for which service. Though of course it would be better to contact the service owner 
directly. Andrei's https://my-profile/ is currently our reference implementation I think, so I'd even say its ok
to let the community know if there is a problem.

All this indicates that we need to build robots to automatically test our endpoints. This will require services to tell them 
what type of errors they have made are, and who to contact. I'll try to work on that before TPAC again, and we can discuss
it there. I hope we can get a room there somehow.


> Steph.

Social Web Architect
Received on Monday, 17 September 2012 16:17:49 UTC

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