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

Liddy Nevile liddy at sunriseresearch.org
Thu Jul 5 23:00:31 UTC 2012


I think we simply need to say that they are identifying the needs  
profile (PNP) they want to use -

Liddy

On 06/07/2012, at 8:52 AM, Andy Heath wrote:

> 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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>> In general
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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/
>> --------------------------------------------------------
>> Gregg Vanderheiden Ph.D.
>> Director Trace R&D Center
>> Professor Industrial & Systems Engineering
>> and Biomedical Engineering
>> University of Wisconsin-Madison
>>
>> 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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