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From Allen Gilliland <Allen.Gillil...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: ACL for viewing individual posts?
Date Mon, 24 Mar 2008 19:00:17 GMT
I don't think there is any defined "philosophy", but generally speaking 
this is something that very few people have asked for so it's not solved 
for in the code.

The authoring interface does have a notion of groups and roles so you 
can limit access to things fairly well, but the rendering and viewing of 
weblogs has no notion of access control so you'd have to develop all of 
that.  Pretty significant amount of work would be needed to do that.

-- Allen

Zac Morris wrote:
> Howdy, I've been tasked with some investigation into 
> implementing blogging within our enterprise.  Being that I'm 
> not a fan of PHP I prefer roller over wordpress, but there is 
> some momentum building to select Wordpress over roller.  The 
> biggie that keeps getting mentioned is:
> 1) Wordpress development community more active.
> I sort of look at them odd when they say that since roller is 
> an apache project, and it's hard to think of a more active 
> development community.  So I've decided to try to become active 
> in the roller development community myself.  I'm not at liberty 
> to say what company I'm with, just yet, so I'm using my 
> personal information for now.
> The reason that I keep coming back to roller is that it is 
> based on Java and it supports Oracle (our Enterprise dB solution).
> I've been looking deeper and deeper into roller, and the one 
> feature that seems to me to be missing is the concept of 
> "audience entitlement".  Said another way, the ability to post 
> an entry and then set a "group" that can view that entry 
> [public, friends, custom, private].
> My background is a more "journal" based approach to blogging 
> (i.e. LiveJournal), and not just using blogging as a "public 
> publishing system" approach, that I think roller represents?
> I'm guessing that the fundamental "approach" (journal vs. 
> publishing) is one of root use case, so I wanted to ask the 
> roller development community what the thoughts have been 
> regarding these two different approaches?
> As I see it the "journaling" approach is more about social 
> networking.  Enabling the poster to create dynamic groups that 
> represent different communities or levels of "trust" regarding 
> who can see a given post.  This seems to be compatible with 
> personal usage, but in my opinion also seems to mesh well with 
> an Enterprise usage.  I say that because most Enterprises 
> already have several "public publishing" methods in the form of 
> traditional websites, news/announcement publishing systems, 
> and/or collaborative workspaces, so what blogging brings to the 
> Enterprise is this concept of a single place for a user to 
> post, that then gives them an easy way to choose the audience 
> for each of those posts.
> Before I dig into the code, I wanted to try to understand if 
> there was any project "philosophy" regarding these approaches.
> -Zac Morris
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