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Re: cookie draft available

From: Daniel DuBois <ddubois@spyglass.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 1996 08:55:00 -0500
Message-Id: <2.2.32.19960422135500.00c44160@rafiki>
To: hedlund@best.com, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
At 02:51 PM 4/21/96 -0700, M. Hedlund wrote:
>My argument was that no one would be happy if an OS started wiping out
>preferences files when some internal limit was reached; nor should we
>specify that cookies be wiped out just because some magic number is
>reached.

But this is totally an implmentation issue.  If someone sells a PDA that
only stores 3 cookies, they're going to get burned in the market.  There's
no need for protocol designers to tell PDA vendors how to build their systems.

But, assuming we're going to mention it anyway, I think a SHOULD is more
appropriate that a MUST.

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the Programmer formerly known as Dan          
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Received on Monday, 22 April 1996 07:02:06 EDT

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