[cap-talk] a datapoint in the "secret bookmarks" / "secret
Jed at Webstart
donnelley1 at webstart.com
Mon Dec 19 20:26:59 EST 2005
At 04:48 PM 12/18/2005, Toby Murray wrote:
>I still dig the "secret link" term. I think there's obvious room for
>both, with "secret bookmark" being the less general term that is
>specifically applicable to the web browser and its current UI.
Let's start a vote:
I'd like to ask those who like the "secret" term in referring to Web
links that carry a permission, What is it you prefer about "secret"
That is in:
1. "secret link" vs. "permission link" and
2. "secret bookmark" vs. "permission bookmark"
what is it about "secret" that you prefer over "permission"?
Also, if technical means were available to insure that the data for
such Web permission tokens
did not itself grant access but rather had to be transformed before
it granted access (e.g. Tyler's
suggested proxy transformation or the send/receive transformations
that I published years ago),
would you then still prefer the "secret" term over "permission"?
I'm having a difficult time understanding this liking of the "secret"
term. Perhaps I'm a bit
too academic oriented and gravitate too much to a term that literally
means what it says?
I admit being a bit frustrated that we don't have a term for Web
capabilities that we can all
get behind. I'm hoping I can better understand "secret" in this
context so that I can get
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