distinguising filters and modification
Tue, 21 Apr 1998 20:34:39 +0100
Jonathan S. Shapiro wrote:
> > I agree that the filter may not show the content to the user. But that
> > doesn't mean the filter should be permitted to change the "file".
> We are having a philosophical disagreement about the meaning of the
> word "change." My point, I think, is that the distinction between
> filtering and modification is smaller than it at first appears.
Hmmm. What I'm getting at is, I think, that there is a resource which
the filter supposedly filters. OK, it may not actually filter it, it may
substitute something different. So, when you view that resource through
the filter, you are at the mercy of the filter. However, if I view the
same resource by another route, I am only at the mercy of the filter if
the filter has permission to modify the resource.
Is that clearer?
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