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Re: cookie Port summary

From: Gregory J. Woodhouse <gjw@wnetc.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 1997 13:40:35 -0800 (PST)
To: Dave Kristol <dmk@research.bell-labs.com>
Cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <Pine.BSF.3.95.970324133454.6172B-100000@shell3.ba.best.com>
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On Mon, 24 Mar 1997, Dave Kristol wrote:

> 2) Semantics
> Reject cookie if there is a port-list and the original connection was
> not to a listed port.

Even for port 80? I'm not saying this is incorrect, but it is
non-intuituve, and will likely confuse a lot of people. Remember, people
may wish to share cookies across port 80 and (say) port 8080 and may
assume they only have to include 8080 in the port list.

On the other hand, it would certainly be useful to exclude port 80. I
don't know.

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Received on Monday, 24 March 1997 13:42:23 UTC

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