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Drizzle: A response to HailStorm

2001-03-22 17:40:55+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

Local Rant: Drizzle: A response to HailStorm is a proposal for a first step towards a HailStorm like architecture that would allow users control over their personal data.

[ related topics: Web development Microsoft Microsoft Hailstorm ]

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:23+00 by: sabren

Just to clarify - would this be a desktop app that stored the information? - michal [sabren@manifestation.com]

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:23+00 by: Dan Lyke

It could be, and in my implementation it is. And yes, that's the point, to keep the data in the user's control.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:23+00 by: ebradway

Add public key as one of the fields drizzle can provide!

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:23+00 by: rob mayoff

The user interface sounds horrible: drag a URL to a another window? A window that might be obscured or not even open...

Obvious improvement: the user tells his browser that content of type application/x-drizzle should be handled by the Drizzle app. Then the Drizzle-using web site provides a URL that the user clicks. When he clicks it, the web site sends him content of type application/x-drizzle. The content is XML containing the web site's callback URL and the session ID. The browser automatically runs the local Drizzle app and passes it the data.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:23+00 by: Dan Lyke

The "drag a URL" interface is the way I like to work. I. know it's not the right way to do things for the Windows user. My hope is not that my version will be the end-all be-all, but that it'll get a standard for applications communicating with each other, and that the standard will be understandable enough that if everyone wants to write their own client that'll be just wonderful.