[cap-talk] Webkeys vs. the web

Karp, Alan H alan.karp at hp.com
Thu Apr 2 14:25:36 EDT 2009


David-Sarah Hopwood wrote:
> 
> Karp, Alan H wrote:
> > http://www.hpl.hp.com/techreports/2009/HPL-2009-53.html is an
> > extreme example.  The entire UI is a single page rendered in Flash.
> > Every item in the UI has a corresponding webkey, but the user only
> > sees webkeys in two situations.  The mailbox is accessed by a webkey
> > stored in a bookmark.  That bookmark is currently sharable, but it
> > shouldn't be.  Indeed, one of our users sent me the webkey to her
> > inbox.
> 
> Can, or did, you ask her what she intended that to do?
>
She intended to send me a use-once webkey to set her up as a Pal.  She mistakenly copied the webkey from the address bar instead of the form field.

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> -----Original Message-----
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> bounces at mail.eros-os.org] On Behalf Of David-Sarah Hopwood
> Sent: Thursday, April 02, 2009 11:19 AM
> To: General discussions concerning capability systems.
> Subject: Re: [cap-talk] Webkeys vs. the web
> 
> Karp, Alan H wrote:
> > http://www.hpl.hp.com/techreports/2009/HPL-2009-53.html is an
> > extreme example.  The entire UI is a single page rendered in Flash.
> > Every item in the UI has a corresponding webkey, but the user only
> > sees webkeys in two situations.  The mailbox is accessed by a webkey
> > stored in a bookmark.  That bookmark is currently sharable, but it
> > shouldn't be.  Indeed, one of our users sent me the webkey to her
> > inbox.
> 
> Can, or did, you ask her what she intended that to do?
> 
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> David-Sarah Hopwood ⚥
> 
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