Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
the probelm is NOT with hotmail!
Author: Patrick Breitenbach Posted: 8/31/1999; 1:25:10 PM Topic: Tim Bray on the HotMail Hole Msg #: 10336 (In response to 10328) Prev/Next: 10335 / 10337
the designers of passport, NOT hotmail, were trying to build a scheme to login once and be able to access different parts of msn such as hotmail, communities and moneycentral. they apparently took a pretty stupid shortcut in trying to do so.
this whole debacle has been improperly reported as a hotmail design flaw. it is a passport problem.
you're encouraged to read up on passport at www.passport.com it's an interesting but obviously immature concept.
There are responses to this message:
- Re: the probelm is NOT with hotmail!, Dave Winer, 8/31/1999; 1:29:49 PM
- Re: the probelm is NOT with hotmail!, Colin Meginnis, 9/1/1999; 10:45:41 AM
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