Re: [Fwd: another possible ietf-http-ext work item: proxy cookies ]

From: Dave Kristol (dmk@bell-labs.com)
Date: Mon, Mar 23 1998


Message-ID: <3516D33B.E94@bell-labs.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 16:25:15 -0500
From: Dave Kristol <dmk@bell-labs.com>
To: "Woodhouse, Gregory J." <gregory.woodhouse@med.va.gov>
CC: ietf-http-ext@w3.org
Subject: Re: [Fwd: another possible ietf-http-ext work item: proxy cookies ]

Woodhouse, Gregory J. wrote:
> 
> I guess I'm not quite sure what a proxy cookie is. I envision a proxy
> sending a cookie to a client which would then be included with future
> requests to the proxy and which the proxy would somehow use to better
> service the request. Is this what you have in mind? How would this kind
> of state information allow proxies to better service requests?

That's the general idea.

I wouldn't want to predict all possible uses, but one obvious one is to
store user-to-proxy preferences of some sort.

Dave Kristol