[cap-talk] Capabilities - the rub, identity

Sandro Magi smagi at higherlogics.com
Sat Nov 18 13:22:28 CST 2006

Jed at Webstart wrote:
>> I haven't seen anything implemented, but when I brought up the
>> issue of having a bunch of capabilities on a web page, and how
>> would you manage that, it was suggested that you could provide
>> the links on the web page, but the actual capabilities would not
>> appear on the document, but would be an addendum.  Thus,
>> you could use a 2-factor capability...one factor being the account
>> capability, and the other being the capability that you want to
>> exercise.
> "account capability"?  Where did an "account capability" come into
> the picture?  Are you referring to some sort of identity?

>From the description, it sounds like he's referring to what you would
call a directory. His "2-factor capability" is then simply the directory
capability + the index/name into the directory.


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