In message <197230670977(_dot_)20021106153345(_at_)tribalwise(_dot_)com>, Dave
Mark> Or, just define a generic mechanism where arbitrary folk can sign up
Mark> to "watch" a particular document.
Robert's excellent suggestion is simpler for the folks running the service
and it is entirely compatible with existing practise. (When a working group
document is issued, the working group is copied on the notice.)
My concern here is the noise factor. I sometimes make several updates
a day to a single document, often because I did something like adding
comments without changing the substate -- I then have to go back and
update the record again. I suspect a coarse-grained notification --
say, once per day -- will solve that problem. I have no problem with
the concept of automatic notification.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb (me)
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