I've finally taken the step forward and setup comments on my blog. I require a login to post comments to mitigate spam, but rather then create a whole crappy registration system, I have "OpenID enabled" my blog.
Being an OpenID consumer is pretty easy. Especially since there's this facility called "simple registration" such that the OpenID server can provide a lot of common registration fields. The one I use, for example, is "nickname". Rather then lots of form input from the user, I just request the data from the OpenID server and use that instead. Very nice.
All-in-all, building a comment system in to my blog was pretty easy. They're not syndicated, but I'm okay with that. It's just enough to allow some discussion.
Wednesday, 24 January 2007
OpenId and Comments
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