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Re: can't really be LAST CALL, "HTTP State Management Mechanism (Rev1) " to Propo

From: Joel N. Weber II <devnull@gnu.ai.mit.edu>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 21:47:54 -0400
Message-Id: <199707240147.VAA23530@mescaline.gnu.ai.mit.edu>
To: masinter@parc.xerox.com
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
X-Mailing-List: <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com> archive/latest/3892
   Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 12:39:04 PDT
   From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
   Organization: Xerox PARC

   We can't quite LAST CALL a document which has a technical
   issue unresolved. The technical issue that's unresolved
   is the limitation on accepting cookies while interacting
   with the resource identified by the CommentURL annotating
   a cookie.

   I will state my personal opinion, again, just in case there
   is some additional support for it:

   I think that the complexity inherent in "CommentURL" makes
   it suspect, and that the simplest thing to do is to remove
   it. If there is no CommentURL, then you don't need a policy
   for accepting cookies while interacting with it.

   Too much icing on the cookie, just say no.

I disagree.

Effectively, showing the CommentURL merely involves going to a different
page, probably with a different set of cookies.  I don't see what's
really hard about it.  Is there something I'm missing?

It is likely that at some point in the future I will implement a UA
which will support the CommentURL, and I would like the CommentURL
to be available.
Received on Wednesday, 23 July 1997 18:52:46 UTC

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