On Wed, 22 Jan 1997, Arnaud Taddei wrote:
> I strongly support Bill's point of view. We are developing a web
> interface at CERN as this is a _clear_ user requirement ... and if you
> don't want to write a Web interface that's your problem. At least could it
> be possible that we get a majordomo library of functions in such a way
> that we are not forced to show up the results via a mail message but with
> a Web page. That would help us A LOT.
Let me clarify two points:
1) I don't plan on supplying a web-based interface any time soon because
my server is primarily a mail server, and it's on the far end of a 56K
Frame Relay circuit; I don't have the bandwidth for a web server. Also, I
encounter users with mail but no web access.
2) I'd be happy to see there be a web interface, BUT NOT AT THE COST OF
SIMPLIFYING THE MAIL INTERFACE AND IMPROVING THE DOCS. I would especially
be disheartened if this totally-forgeable environment would make it
impossible to do reasonable challenge-based confirmation, in the absence
of certificates and/or PGP.
ROGER B.A. KLORESE rogerk@QueerNet.ORG
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