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Re: Session-ID proposal

From: David Morris <dwm@shell.portal.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Aug 1995 17:38:17 -0700 (PDT)
To: http working group <http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: www-talk@www10.w3.org
Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.90.950820171945.7271A-100000@jobe.shell.portal.com>


I must have missed something ... if I build an application which needs 
session like control, I have a real hard time believing that I would
find any intermediate caching (as in proxy) acceptable. Providing  a
mechanism where any arbitrary user could retrieve information cached
from a session-id based connection seems like an unnecessary exposure
of semi-private information.

On Mon, 14 Aug 1995, Jim Seidman wrote:

> [...] 
> Given these considerations, and the slowly increasing use of "Expires"
> headers, State-Info could be expensive indeed.

Hence, I would contend State-Info will have little impact since
caching would/should be disabled in most contexts where State-Info
applies.

Dave Morris
Received on Sunday, 20 August 1995 17:44:33 EDT

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