RE: The paranoid user

I would agree with Gareth's assessment. 'paranoid' seems an inappropriate
word for a spec. It implies whoever wrote the spec doesn't think much about
the feature or a user who would use it; while that may be a legitimate
opinion, if the feature is to be present it should be described sans
attitude. The polite phrase would be "... a concerned user ...". 
Art C
Arthur Clifford
-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Gareth Rees
Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2009 3:53 AM
Subject: The paranoid user

Section "Hyperlink auditing" says:
> However, the ping attribute ... allows the paranoid user to disable  
> the notifications without losing the underlying link functionality.

The use of the word "paranoid" suggests that such a user's concerns  
about sending ping notifications are delusional: that is, in practice  
there is no gain in privacy from disabling the notifications. Is this  
what you mean to imply? If it is, I think it would be better if the  
text were more explicit.

Gareth Rees

Received on Friday, 4 September 2009 06:41:59 UTC