Uninformed: Informative Information for the Uninformed

Vol 7» 2007.May

Advanced Elements

MPFs can be made even more complex through use of various advanced elements. Unlike simple elements which are meant to be replaced entirely by some static value like a username, first letter of a username, or some part of the hostname, advanced elements such as repeating elements, variable elements, and rotating or incrementing elements can be used to vastly improve the MPF's output complexity. Note, however, that overuse of these types of elements may cause the MPF to not meet design goal number four by making the MPF too difficult for the user to remember.