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From Giacomo Pati <pati_giac...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: sitemap draft still needs work in the matcher/chooser area
Date Mon, 19 Jun 2000 08:34:46 GMT

--- Donald Ball <balld@webslingerZ.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Jun 2000, Andrew Savory wrote:
> 
> > On Sat, 17 Jun 2000, Donald Ball wrote:
> > 
> > > b. i think there's a place for user authentication inside cocoon,
> > 
> > I have to say that putting authentication into cocoon seems like a REALLY
> > bad idea to me (I may be being shortsighted, I'm sure you'll let me know
> > ;). Whether it's FileMatcher or IPAddressMatcher or whatever, we'd be
> > looking at re-implementing vast chunks of code that is already done and
> > dusted in many webservers. Is authentication _really_ Cocoon's job?
> 
> Is mapping URLspace to filespace really cocoon's job? That's traditionally
> the job of a web server as well. Since we're carving out URLspace in the
> cocoon sitemap, doesn't it make sense to at least offer the option to have
> access to the various URLs limited in the sitemap? Read over the current
> sitemap working draft and see if you're still in disagreement.

My point is giving access based on UID/GID -> Yes, proving who wants access -> No

But I see if we have a chooser for authorisation we can implement Turbine functionality and
make
cocoon the golden hammer :)

Giacomo

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