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Topic: Re: Good Explanation of Digital Signatures in PDF
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 57192
From: carlosg
Date: 5/29/2002 05:24 PM

Doug: There's a "middle" solution. I know digital signatures are great, but
I solve my forms operations with "Password" validation.

If we use four simple numbers to validate our credit cards when we are in
front of a cashier ready to get some money out of it... Why can't we
validate our forms with a "Password"?

I use Password fields so users can sign. The wrong user can't "sign" a field
unless he/she has the right pair of User & Password values that, by the way,
don't need to be transmitted.
Just checked.

Pretty easy and cheaper than Pen & Paper.

Besides, Pen and Paper are not so cheap. Did you explain them the cost of
the person receiving the form, the copying of the form to a database, the
filing of the form, the possibility of errors, etc?

Definitely, Pen & Paper are not the cheapest at all. They are just what we
used today.
In the past, a letter from Rome to Madrid needed 1 week, 15 men & 15
horses..etc.

But don't worry. Clever businesses will move and get cheaper forms first.
After, the old heavy walking businesses will have to move. Guaranteed. I'd
take a bet on this.

Carlos


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