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RE: RFC2109 addition...

From: Yaron Goland <yarong@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 1997 19:27:43 -0800
Message-Id: <11352BDEEB92CF119F3F00805F14F485026B7292@RED-44-MSG.dns.microsoft.com>
To: "'David W. Morris'" <dwm@xpasc.com>, Jonathan Stark <stark@commerce.net>
Cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Why not just make the comment field syntax into something like
CommentAttribute = "Comment" "=" (Quoted-String | "<" URI ">")
?
		Yaron

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	David W. Morris [SMTP:dwm@xpasc.com]
> Sent:	Monday, March 24, 1997 4:40 PM
> To:	Jonathan Stark
> Cc:	http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
> Subject:	Re: RFC2109 addition...
> 
> 
> 
> On Mon, 24 Mar 1997, Jonathan Stark wrote:
> 
> > Here's a first crack at the text as I feel it should be included in
> the
> > RFC:
> > 
> > --
> > CommentURL=commenturl
> > Optional.  The CommentURL allows an origin server to specify a
> document
> > that explains the usage of this cookie, and could optionally also
> explain
> > the policies governing the use of information collected through this
> cookie.
> > A user-agent can offer the user the option of inspecting this page
> before
> > accepting a cookie.  Any cookies issued while attempting to retrieve
> the
> > document at commenturl should be refused.
> 
> I have been working thru a similar idea before presenting it ... BUT
> thus
> far my thought is that there shouldn't be any restrictions on what the
> URL points at, associated cookies, etc. except that we need to work
> thru
> the rules to make sure a privacy hole isn't created... but I think if
> the rules are that retrieving this URL is like following any other
> link
> then I don't think there are any new exposures.  (That is the cookie
> issued by this link would have to fit the URL being retrieved.)  THis
> has the additional advantage in that language issues can be handled
> via
> normal UA / server negotiation. A suggested UI for an UA able to do so
> would be to open a new browser window to follow the link.
> 
> Dave Morris
Received on Monday, 24 March 1997 23:17:29 EST

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