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And that is where it all goes to hell. We train them
to one expectation, ask them to look away, change knife
hands, and then when they complain, we accuse them
of not being smart enough to read minds.
Users don't read specifications or minds. They learn
to trust their vendor. It isn't "who do you love"
but "who do you trust" and that is how Internet
Explorer became the working definition of the WWW.
From: Miles Sabin [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote,
> As I said in an earlier post, put BAFFLEGAB://www.bs.com
> in there, and the expectation is that it won't dereference.
> It isn't guaranteed because someone might sneak a BS resolver
> in one night, but the expectation is right.
Surely not: the expectation is reasonable but wrong.
Equally, wrt an http: URI, the expectation that it be dereferencable is
reasonable, but not always right.