Tuesday, November 01, 2005
The browser as the Virtual Directory GUIScott Lemon muses interestingly about the possibilities of using a web browser's form-filling capabilities as a basic identity engine for personal identity data. It's an idea he says occurred to him while involved in a conversation with Mozilla's Mike Shaver at last week's Internet Identity Workshop. LID's Johannes Ernst sees (along with Lemon) that LID could play in this space, also.
Lemon does say that the current fill-in is nowhere near capable of doing what he'd like to see:
The personal directory engine has to be someplace, and the browser is certainly a good candidate - finally Web 2.0 can jump into bed with Identity 2.0!
There is one lingering question for me, though - where is the data (or the pointers to the data) going to reside so that I can get to it no matter where I am or what platform I'm on?
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