From: Charles Lindsey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jul 09 1998 - 05:33:30 CDT
In <m3ww9qwbbz.fsf@windlord.Stanford.EDU> Russ Allbery <email@example.com> writes:
>I disagree here. If they wanted the ability to cancel their article, they
>would have added a cancel lock header.
But we are talking about Ned Newbie who has never heard of cancel locks
(and whose ancient user agent may not implement them anyway). Then, one
day, he posts something stupid, regrets it, and remembers that there is a
"Cancel" button in some menu and tries to use it.
> I think that it's reasonable to
>allow the server to generate a cancel lock header *for the user* and then
>add the appropriate challenge response to any cancels sent by that same
>user, though, which may address this.
Again, a cancel need not be posted via the same server as the original
article. This is a complicated scheme which noone will implement (and
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