Re: Automatic Entry and Forms

Walter Ian Kaye (
Thu, 22 Feb 1996 23:43:43 -0800

Message-Id: <v02120d05ad531e58c479@[]>
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 1996 23:43:43 -0800
From: (Walter Ian Kaye)
Subject: Re: Automatic Entry and Forms

At 1:55p 02/23/96, Robert Hazeltine wrote:

>Then on the other hand, maybe we just do not need all those systems and
>data analysts or computers are already imbrued with ai (and I just don't
>know about it yet) or I am prepared to allow someone to suck in more
>information about me off the Internet than is good for my privacy.  I am
>a fairly consistent user of the Internet, and I have *not once* felt the
>urge to use an application that automatically gave someone information
>about myself (not even my data or birth or my great grandmother's maiden

Well, presumably any UA supporting this would also have a set of
preferences such as the following:

 .-- Automatic Form Entries ---------------------.
 |                                               |
 | [X] Name                                      |
 |     ( ) First name only                       |
 |     (*) Full name                             |
 | [X] Email address                             |
 | [ ] Date of birth [..] [..] [..]              |
 | [ ] URL [................................]    |


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