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Re: Adding user@ to HTTP[S] URIs

From: Matthew Kerwin <matthew@kerwin.net.au>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 10:21:45 +1000
Message-ID: <CACweHNBCL-yJZhOzzE9k3OSM2g2LhXXcdKiOekvnWkVDLOJWVQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Adding to Amos's point, have you looked at RFC 7033/WebFinger as a starting
point for standardised URL patterns, and account/identity discovery?

Matthew Kerwin

On Mon., 27 Jan. 2020, 01:22 Amos Jeffries, <squid3@treenet.co.nz> wrote:

> On 27/01/20 12:20 am, Rick van Rein wrote:
> > Hi Julian,
> >
> >> The example indeed helps.
> >
> > Thanks :)
> >
> >> What I don't get is how this enables things that weren't
> >> possible before.
> >
> > Compatibility with other protocols: You cannot copy/paste your gmail
> address to your browser to access it as webmail.
>
> Counterpoint: I (and many, many others) cannot do that even with your
> spec change because the login to my gmail account is a name and domain
> completely different to the email address URI. A government department
> is the credentials authority - not Google or '@gmail.com'.
>
>
>
> AYJ
>
>
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