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A lot of processes have a human in the loop. Sometimes unavoidably. One
big effect is as a transaction limiting factor. You just can't spread a
virus as fast if a person has to click to make it happen, even if you can
get them to do it consistently (which is hard even when it is in their
On Tue, 15 Feb 2005 08:15:15 -0500, David Lyon
> On Monday 14 February 2005 03:27 pm, Nathan Young wrote:
>> In cases where I've found validation useful, the subset of documents I'm
>> interested in is a much smaller and more specific set of documents than
>> the set that I would like to exclude. This makes "accept if" conditions
>> easier to define than "reject if" conditions.
>> I think in general this is the case and has led to the current state
>> of document validation, but I agree that it need not always be so.
> The opposite opinion is where you have structured messaging that
> is done in a small business environment where practically all the
> validation is done at a human level.
> Humans nut through the a rendering of the documents, work out if the
> documents make sense and reject ones that don't. Click a button to
> reject it or get further information and make it go away for a while.
> One question I have is whether it is such a good idea to let the
> humans in.... oh well it's all good fun...