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Re: The future will be easy to use

>>At 01:03 PM 11/28/95 EST, Carl Ellison wrote:
>>>That's true.  What the user would have to see is some icon (or, for
>>>text-bound folks, a temporary unique string) until the user chooses and
>>>assigns the appropriate alias.  That icon would have no meaning by itself.
>>>It would acquire a meaning by being associated with some message or set of

James A. Donald" <[email protected]>
>>Better method:  Creator of the key names it

At 10:55 AM 11/29/95 EST, Carl Ellison wrote:
> it
> might also be non-unique, making it worthless as an identifier.

Then your database should detect this non uniqueness, and qualify
the displayed name with additional information, preferably additional
information that helps you address the question of "Is this the
same identity who has changed his key, or is it an accidental
collision, or is it a malevolent spoof?"

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