[isf-wifidog] UI + usecase suggestions for Wifidog portal pages

Benoit Grégoire bock at step.polymtl.ca
Jeu 20 Oct 16:39:39 EDT 2005

On October 20, 2005 01:50 pm, Michael Lenczner wrote:
> I know that you're a programmer and you like conventions that can

LOL, it's not the programmers, it's the computers they work that are too dumb 
to understand anything but clear conventions.  Otherwise humans have to do 
all the work for them, and humans are a precious commodity...

> apply to everything but I just want to make sure I'm getting my point
> across.  I am not worried about the person who wants to know the
> webpage of 5 hotspots that he's never visited.  I'm thinking of the
> techy person that hangs out often at laika or at utopik and wants to
> easy keep up to date on the latest flickr pictures.  or the latest
> mp3's from quartier.

You are getting your point across perfectly fine.  

> He doesn't need a convention.  He needs something catchy and easy to
> remember.

It's not that I don't think it's a good idea if it's simple.  It's the "how" 
to generate something catchy and easy to remember that I am concerned with.  
We need to do it for every hotspot if we want to be able to teach the user 
the catchy and easy to remember name by putting it in some part of the portal 
interface.  That means that the auth server must now about it.  We 
unfortunately can't cherry pick hotspots that we care about, and just set up 
a redirect un apache.

I also have to make sure we do it in a way that is generic enough to be usable 
or at the very least not distruptive to other groups using the auth server.

Benoit Grégoire, http://benoitg.coeus.ca/
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