[Accessforall] "User preference key" instead of "User ID"

Andy Heath andyheath at axelrod.plus.com
Thu Jul 5 22:52:05 UTC 2012


What is the relationship between the keys and sets of preferences ?
Is it that one key can be associated with more than one set of 
preferences ?  Is one set of preferences associated with more than one key ?

andy
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> instead of saying "user is identified"
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> how about  we say "user’spreferencekeyis read (or obtained)"
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> We talk about the user "identifying themselves"  and that info being
> used to fetch their preferences all over the place as the first step
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> In fact they don't have to identify themselves - they just need to
> provide a key that can be used to look up a set of preferences.  They
> don't even have to be their preferences. they could be a generic preference.
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> This has privacy implications and implies that users identify themselves
> in order to use GPII when they don't.
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> OK to change our language?
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> Someone have a better phrase to use than     "User preference key"  ?
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> /Gregg/
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> Gregg Vanderheiden Ph.D.
> Director Trace R&D Center
> Professor Industrial & Systems Engineering
> and Biomedical Engineering
> University of Wisconsin-Madison
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> Co-Director, Raising the Floor - International
> and the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure Project
> http://Raisingthefloor.org   --- http://GPII.net
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Cheers

andy
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