Tuesday, July 10, 2007


OpenID is very Good IdeaTM. At the very least, it will allow me to identify myself when commenting on Deborah's blog (from now on). I hope it picks up steam and the big sites start using it.
A few useful OpenID resources: What I did is set up tags on my blog which delegate OpenID to MyOpenID.com, so I can use my blog URL with MyOpenID.com's service. Here's what it looks like (inside the <head>):
<link href="http://www.myopenid.com/server" rel="openid.server"/>
<link href="http://burndive.myopenid.com/" rel="openid.delegate"/>
<meta content="http://www.myopenid.com/xrds?username=burndive.myopenid.com" equiv="X-XRDS-Location"/>


  1. It seems you can't put the header information on two different sites. I tried my personal site first, but it grabbed http://www.luthersmen.com/home.aspx rather than brianpaulsmith.net, which was what I wanted.

    So I copied the header over here to my blog and tried logging in to livejournal with it's url, but it threw a url_fetch_error. I had to delete the header information from brianpaulsmith.net/luthersmen.com, delete that account on LiveJournal and then log in with my blog's url.

    So it really would've been easier just to sign up for a livejournal account...hopefully it becomes worth it in the long run.

  2. I don't get it. How on earth would your two websites know about each other, or, more accurately, how would the site accepting your credentials know about the 2nd URI when you gave them the first?

  3. Well, turns out it's actually kinda my own fault. I'm in the process of redesigning brianpaulsmith.net and since luthersmen.com and brianpaulsmith.net are actually the same hosting site, I had a redirect error where brianpaulsmith.net went to luthersmen.com/home.aspx regardless.

    Nevertheless, that still doesn't explain why it would throw an err when I tried copying it over to my blog (ludicrousliving)

  4. Hi Tim,
    I just wanted you to know I quoted you on my blog. Thanks!