[RFC] Preliminary XI 2 feature list
daniel at fooishbar.org
Mon Sep 15 11:34:06 PDT 2008
On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 12:41:29PM -0400, Jim Gettys wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-09-15 at 19:33 +0300, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > As covered with Peter, I think making the distinction between users at
> > the input protocol level is unnecessary and pointless, and will only
> > cost us in the long run.
> We'll likely need some way to tie back to some sort of authentication
> context, for security. Viewing a 16 bit value as a single item with
> structure may be all we need for that though...
Of course, and this isn't something we can mandate sufficiently
flexibly in the protocol. We already have properties, so any security
framework could just expose read-only 'user n' properties, or whatever,
and we don't have to worry about details like this in the protocol.
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