Re: Data security: "external" versus "internal"

From: Jim March <jmarch_at_prodigy_dot_net>
Date: Mon May 02 2005 - 18:14:25 CDT

Fred McLain wrote:

>I think what has been missing from this discussion is why we're using a
>file based format at all. For those that haven't been around as long as
>some of us, the idea is to *not* use a database on the voting machines.
>There simply isn't enough data there to warrent the additional
>complexity. This several types of file formats were considered,
>including flat file, CSV and XML.
>

Sure, that's understandable. The data would be tabulated
elsewhere...multiple "elsewheres", one at the county election HQ with
the OVC tabulator, but anybody with a standard PC able to read
CSV/XML/whatever could do their own tabulation.

Jim
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