Re: Automatic Entry and Forms

Adam Jack (ajack@corp.micrognosis.com)
Mon, 26 Feb 1996 11:19:55 -0500 (EST)


Date: Mon, 26 Feb 1996 11:19:55 -0500 (EST)
From: Adam Jack <ajack@corp.micrognosis.com>
To: Lee Shombert <las@severn.wash.inmet.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Automatic Entry and Forms
In-Reply-To: <9602261550.AA06274@severn.wash.inmet.com>
Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.91.960226110146.28665A-100000@singhi>

On Mon, 26 Feb 1996, Lee Shombert wrote:

> In order to implement automatic entry, you must have a personal database
> that is accessible in a known way.  Any program, not just a browser, will be
> able to read this database.
> [...]

This is patently incorrect. Does your e-mail tool tell the world your
alias list? No! The tool maintains a private database for you and no
other application is allowed access to it. 

This topic has suffered from more than its fair share of incorrect 
extrapolation. Please lets keep the discussion on the proposal
not on privacy in general.

Adam
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