[Design] Re: [Cosmo] Reconciling various sharing URLs
mimi at osafoundation.org
Wed Sep 19 12:00:17 PDT 2007
On Sep 19, 2007, at 10:30 AM, Brian Moseley wrote:
> but oh no, that's a mc url, which looks slightly different than 1) the
> pim url with ticket (#2 above) that the desktop gives you as the
> "chandler sharing" url and 2) the same pim url with ticket that the
> web ui would give you if you were looking at the web ui in ticket view
> rather than logged-in view.
> i disagree that this is confusing - how many regular non-geek people
> actually try to understand what the components of a url signify? - but
> as a thought exercise, i'll accept that it is to somebody.
It's not so much that users will be confused because they notice that
the /pim/ and /mc/ URLs are different. It's more that it's confusing
that the URL they use to subscribe to a share from Chandler Desktop
is different than the URL they might give a friend to subscribe to
the same share from Chandler Desktop.
> but if we can't live in the real world, then i suppose i'd prefer
> option B - web ui provides a ticketed pim url, desktop uses that to
> find the ticketed mc url and then drops the ticket from the mc url.
> ideally we'd add the single-ticket limitation so the web ui doesn't
> have to make any choices about which ticket to use, but if we can't do
> that either, then the web ui could choose the first ticket with read
> privilege it finds for the item.
Yes, this approach sounds like it would support the kind of workflow
experience I was describing.
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