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 it's an interesting but obviously immature concept.

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