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Fresh New Policy Logic In Place

I nearly had a breakdown the other day when I discovered a way to edit someone else's documents as a member. This is the sort of thing that should never, ever happen in a computer system, and there I was, unhappily defacing my own site.

Well, I'm a little humbled, but proud to say that the incident led to a redesign and simplification of the policies system, which will ultimately result in per-folder policies that can be as simple or as complex as you like. It's also about ten times easier to write safe contexts-- it's actually hard now to make your scripts violate the default policy. The changes are in dev, and I expect to hoist a release within the next two days.

By Chris Snyder on February 8, 2003 at 2:02am

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