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Re: Possible optimization to State-Info proposal

From: Fisher Mark <FisherM@is3.indy.tce.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 95 12:43:00 PDT
To: HTTP Working Group <http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Message-Id: <303E2905@MSMAIL.INDY.TCE.COM>

Koen Holtman writes in <199508251129.NAA01966@wswiop05.win.tue.nl>:
>As a made-up statistic, under Dave's proposal, 90% of users will set
>their browsers on `always do state-info', because they want to use at
>least one stateful server on the web.  But by doing so, these 90% of
>users allow 100% of server administrators (not just the administrator
>of the stateful site the user is interested in) to gather clicktrail
>statistics by using (abusing) the enabled state-info support in their
>browsers.  60% of the 90% of users does not care about this, the
>remaining 30% would have rather had a web protocol that would give
>better privacy protection.
Me for one.
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Mark Fisher                            Thomson Consumer Electronics
fisherm@indy.tce.com                   Indianapolis, IN
Received on Friday, 25 August 1995 10:50:31 EDT

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