[datatracker-rqmts] Lists not kept by the Datatracker

Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman@vpnc.org> Tue, 02 November 2010 17:18 UTC

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Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2010 10:18:24 -0700
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At 9:15 AM -0700 11/2/10, Fred Baker wrote:
>Something else the slides note - there could be some pain in various forms regarding personal lists. There might be; I'm not sure why anyone would want to know what drafts I was tracking (it's not like we have drafts about specialized delivery of pornography or etc), but I could imagine someone trying to do corporate intelligence by tracking who is tracking what drafts. A simple solution would be to keep our private lists on our private computers. That might, for example, be a reasonable use of a cookie or some kind of local preferences file. If we're keeping the list on the machine, I would think that per-user lists would not be used in daily processing; they would be compiled into a set of rules of the form "if a draft whose name matches /<regex>/ changes, notify {list}". Individual draft names are an obvious special case, as are /draft-*-<wg>-*.txt/.

This is definitely a possibility for the tool. If people don't want to use the tool's list-making (such as if SM and Doug's proposal is accepted and someone has the concern you give above), the tool could have a mode of "give me your list and your preferences in an HTTP request and I'll give you a display like the one I would have done if you kept the list with me". I don't know how we could handle making an Atom feed or mail stream for those folks.

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