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Re^3: Perl CGI Secure Authentication

by nikosv (Chaplain)
on Oct 08, 2012 at 05:51 UTC ( #997743=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Perl CGI Secure Authentication
in thread Perl CGI Secure Authentication

unsupported by anthing, ie useless

what do you mean? looks like you are missing the point. The paper says that digest authentication was and is here it just hasn't taken off for usability reasons and suggests how to overcome those so it can be considered as a viable alternative to cookies

on the contrary it is very usefull since you cannot disregard the paper's educational and awarenes raising value by going through the pros and cons of each option which directly answers the OP's question who is looking for those alternatives

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[ambrus]: This is different from MS Word, which was already a good editor in the pre-unicode days (in word for windows versions 2 and 6, which ran on windows 3 but also on windows 95), only it wasn't trying to solve the task of writing maths papers back then.
[Discipulus]: ah ok, sounds reasonable; with no fear: Perl all life long
[ambrus]: Mind you, LaTeX is currently still useful for writing math paper or snippet content without styling in such a way that the
[ambrus]: formatting conventions of a journal or website can be quickly applied to it, and MS Office and LibreOffice has not quite solved this (although it's better for this than it used to be),
[ambrus]: which is sort of a drawback compared to the ages of typewritten manuscripts representing content only to which the typesetter applies formatting, but that process required much more manual labor.
[ambrus]: If you want to typeset a manuscript, you can still do much less work then in the manual typesetting ages and get good formatting.
[ambrus]: All with only cheap modern computers and software.
[ambrus]: Something you can have at home and your corner print shop, without a whole printing press's worth of equipment.

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