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[Auth]Re: PIB, CVS

From: Albert Scherbinsky
Subject: [Auth]Re: PIB, CVS
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2001 16:51:08 -0400

Ron Burk wrote:
> >2) A canonical structure for Personal Information Bases is
> >needed if this thing is going to fly.
> The validity of this statement is not entirely obvious to me -- can
> you explain your reasoning?

Here is a quote from you in a previous email:

>>Why restrict the information to a set of standard information fields?
>I see what you're saying in general. I think one answer is
>convenience for the user. I only want to have to type my
>credit card number in once, not once for every site that
>requests it. Likewise with shipping address and so on.
>I don't know how to do that without having both client
>and server agree on the names of things.

>I also see this as sort of the crux of the "let's automate
>the Web movement". All the stuff about agents and
>the semantic web and the like has largely this one sticking
>point -- people have to agree on the names for and meaning
>of particular bits of data. If it's not possible to get widespread
>adoption of such agreement for the relatively small set
>of personal data that most users provide to web sites,
>then I think all the grander schemes have little hope.

I mean exactly what you meant. :)


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