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Re: Revised Charter

From: Shel Kaphan <sjk@amazon.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 1995 15:05:43 -0800
Message-Id: <199511012305.PAA09107@bert.amazon.com>
To: Lou Montulli <montulli@mozilla.com>
Cc: "M. Hedlund" <hedlund@best.com>, Beth Frank <efrank@ncsa.uiuc.edu>, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Lou Montulli writes:
 > Dave's proposal does nothing to solve the privacy issues that
 > cookies bring up.

Does anyone else's?  

  But it does significantly reduce the capibilities.
 > In fact, it reduces the capibilities such that it is nearly
 > unusable for large scale applications such as online shopping.

I don't see how that is true.  It looks pretty usable to me.
Its main limitation is that you've got only one session with a given
server per browser-window, and that actually may be a good limitation.

 > A simple session ID requires the server to hold all the state
 > information.  This leads to the need for large database lookup's

That may be true, but it also isn't what Dave proposes.

 > and distributed database problems.

Not necessarily.

 > :lou
 > -- 
 > Lou Montulli                 http://www.netscape.com/people/montulli/
 >        Netscape Communications Corp.

Shel Kaphan
Received on Wednesday, 1 November 1995 15:11:56 UTC

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