Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Let every eye negotiate for itself

Paul's response to my latest post put me in mind of Claudio in Act 2 scene 1 of Much Ado About Nothing...

Let every eye negotiate for itself
And trust no agent; for beauty is a witch
Against whose charms faith melteth in blood.
Paul is correct that I must qualify my posts more carefully.

There is as yet no agreement on all of the mechanisms of claim and assertion exchange. While the ability to differentiate a self asserted claim and an issuer asserted claim in a managed infoCard is useful in some cases it is not the ONLY answer to the problem. The fact that I have a widely deployed client provider that wants to consume claims in this way is a pure Business Detail that should not impact the purity of the technical discussion.

As Paul points out a Better way to do this would be for us to deliver an 'Email' claim with enough metadata about how the claim was acquired and how it was or wasn't vetted that the RP could make its own decision as to the veracity of the claim. I probably should have implemented it this way even though the RP was asking for something else.

Post Script

That was meant to be wry bitting humor... not mean... does it sound too mean?

1 comment:

Paul Madsen said...

Andy, we are building the metasystem here, this is far too important to let 'Business Details' sully us


p.s. your post does not come off 'mean'. But my wife constantly tells me that I am oblivious to social signals ...