Net_Webfinger 0.3.0 released

Webfinger - a way to discover information about people by just their email address - changed quite a bit since I wrote the first version of Net_WebFinger, a PHP library to do this discoveries.


The now 13th iteration of the spec got rid of RFC 6415, requiring only a single HTTP request to fetch the information:

The default serialization format now is JRD, the JSON version of XRD.

CORS is now mandatory, so that web-applications can fetch the files, too.

Package releases

To accommodate these changes, I released version 0.3.0 of Net_WebFinger, together with version 0.3.0 of XML_XRD that is used to parse the underlying XRD/JRD files.

I also took the time to update Net_WebFinger's and XML_XRD's documentation .

Net_Webfinger now supports the new Webfinger draft, but is still able to fall back to the old system - many providers, Google among them, didn't make the switch yet.

XML_XRD fully supports reading and writing JRD files now.

Happy discovery.

Written by Christian Weiske.

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