[Standards] publish+configure again

Ian Paterson ian.paterson at clientside.co.uk
Fri Mar 30 11:22:53 UTC 2007


Maciek Niedzielski wrote:
> People who want publish+configure say that this protects from publishing
> private information to too big audience. But it doesn't really help! As
> Ralph said some time ago, configuration is done per node, not per item.
> So it's pretty naive to think that that publish+configure can make the
> item 100% safe. You can switch node to whitelist mode and publish your
> secret item, but a moment later node can be switched to
> open/presence/etc and your secret information will leak.

We've already been around this and every other pro/con argument under 
the sun at least once. :-(

FYI, to summarise what was said before:
Some nodes will be defined to only have one item. p+c will be useful for 
those nodes. p+c is optional, clients can choose not to use it for 
multi-item nodes.

- Ian




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