From: Jonathan Grobe (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jul 14 1998 - 23:20:28 CDT
On Tue, 14 Jul 1998, Brad Templeton wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 14, 1998 at 04:44:05PM -0400, Dave Barr wrote:
> > Every article is signed, adding material. Your argument doesn't hold.
> No, these are two different, apple and orange issues. To verify cancels,
> there is no need to sign all articles. You don't sign articles to make
> cancels verifiable. You sign articles for the other benefits of
> signing articles.
While what you say is true in theory, as a practical matter the
overwhelming vast majority of users are either going to
1. Sign nothing or
2. Sign everything
Very few people are going to sign just the cancels, but not sign
their articles (and in fact I expect very little news software is
even going to offer that option of just signing cancels--people
would have to manually override defaults to get that result).
Consequently your arguments about this are quite irrelevant.