To all Codans,
Although I have not read every post, I can’d find much about where Coda stands regarding privacy rules and regulation.
European (business) users have to comply with pretty strict regulations, one of them being where your docs are stored (if they contain certain kind of data), sometimes it has to be in Europe. As far as Coda goes, being hosted on AWS, I am wondering if this is (going to be) an option, or if you would consider allowing the user to have a choice (or make an automatic choice based on the residence of business that has the Coda subscription). A nice side effect would probably be that for your European clients, Coda would perform a bit better, although I am not sure if this would be noticable.
Another big issue I am running into is that I can’t find a way to really make sure some people can’t look at certain data. With locking I can protect data from being altered of deleted, but there seems to be no simple way to hide data and I don’t understand how this can’t be an issue for many users. I can hide pages, but that is no protection against prying eyes. For the long term, I have to be able lock and really hide pages (and tables) for groups of users, on the app and on the PC.
That said, we need to have a couple more options for sharing, right now there is only view, edit and comment, but only the editors can use the ‘apps’, but when you make someone editor, they have full access to everything right away. With locking this can be tuned a little bit more, but they have view acces to any table and collapsing does not do the trick. It would really help to allow for more groups of users (defined by us, the users, or predefined by you) and allow us to set per page (or better yet, per section) if they can see these pages (or sections) at all, and what their permissions are. Of course, the tables/functions should maintain their programmed access to the hidden/locked tables.
For the record, putting a lock on the page/section that holds subpages does not lock the subpages (and the links on the group page keep working, lock or not (I guess because the are just links and they are not stopped by any of the locks).
I was hoping to solve some of this with cross doc options, but considering the delay on (auto)syncs and the code required to do add/modify/delete this seems not to be a real option.
I know I am asking for quite a bit of things, but I am building a serious application and it requires serious data protection (location and functionality). I am looking forward to keep on working with Coda, even though still being a newbe, Coda allows me to do so many things so much faster then ever before…