[cap-talk] Whether principals' authority can increase

Raoul Duke raould at gmail.com
Thu Sep 25 15:01:22 CDT 2008


> It seems perfectly practical to me.

no doubt :-)

> I don't see why this is relevant to the discussion about capabilities
> vs other approaches to security. Yes, if you want to be able to convert
> data between formats, then those formats must use agreed-upon concepts.

"The user sees a powerbox-dialog that displays a list of data sources
that have registered themselves under the "bookmarks" category, each
source being listed under the petname of the application instance that
registered it."

a tool which has nothing upon which to work is not a useful tool.

an approach to security which is predicated upon some approach to data
that is unlikely to work in the real world is not a useful approach to
security.

(true that it doesn't matter if it is caps or acls or whatever in that
case. but the quote was about power boxes which i think are about
caps, not acls?)

sincerely.


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