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OpenID Specification: Persona Nickname

Does the OpenID specification allow spaces, punctuation and/or special characters in the nickname field of a persona?

I have an account with a site (OpenCongress.org) that allows me to login with my OpenID. The site logs in successfully but offers an error message about spaces and punctuation. When I edit my persona nickname at my provider (MyOpenId.com) and remove all non-alpha/numeric characters the error message goes away.

So...I am trying to identify whether the OpenID specification allows spaces, punctuation and/or special characters in the nickname field. I tried finding the answer on the OpenID foundation site, but had no luck. If I can narrow down this issue, I can submit a more helpful support request to the appropriate site.

If yes, then OpenCongress.org needs to correct their implementation.

If no, then MyOpenID.com needs to adjust the persona editing form so that it disallows certain characters in the nickname field.
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