authentication (Was: Re: [techtalk] html editors)

Laurel Fan lf25+ at
Wed Mar 22 19:44:28 EST 2000

Excerpts from linuxchix: 22-Mar-100 Re: [techtalk] html editors by Steve
Howes at borago.uklin 
> But isn't there a time and place for authentication?
> Seems a little OTT for a 'public' mailing list.

Why?  Authentication is no less important in a public forum.  It prevents
someone from forging an embarassing post, prevents an identity war ("I'm
the real one!" "No, I'm the real one!"), etc.

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