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[whatwg] Gears design goals

From: timeless <timeless@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 15:05:09 +0300
Message-ID: <26b395e60706260505x5cf1d9f0kc7e19a7632cf3ea6@mail.gmail.com>
Aaron Boodman wrote:
> - One major issue that we found here was that lots of existing
> applications serve different resources at the same URI depending on
> who is logged in. We could ask these applications to redesign so that
> they don't do that, but we would prefer to not have to.

On 6/26/07, Robert O'Callahan <robert at ocallahan.org> wrote:
> Understood, but this seems to add substantial complexity to the model. Is it
> really a big deal to restrict users to one login available offline? A
> browser can of course support multiple profiles or something similar to
> address that use case without complicating the development model.

not to be annoying, but i only use 3 google accounts for mail (and
yes, I use two of them actively [compose mail] with different
identities, the third is useless offline as it ran out of space).

While I have dozens of browser profiles, there's no way I've ever
managed to be consistent about which ones I used for a specific site.
it just doesn't work.

and browser profiles are a mess. please don't try to explain them to
windows users.
Received on Tuesday, 26 June 2007 05:05:09 UTC

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