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Re: a positive "no thanks" to cookies?

From: Shel Kaphan <sjk@amazon.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 10:10:10 -0700 (PDT)
Message-Id: <199708111710.KAA15826@cachimbo.amazon.com>
To: Ben Laurie <ben@algroup.co.uk>
Cc: Shel Kaphan <sjk@amazon.com>, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Ben Laurie writes:
 > 
 > Isn't this rather self-defeating? This mechanism could then be used
 > instead of the cookie.
 > 
 > Cheers,
 > 
 > Ben.
 > 

Yes, of course you're right, if it were per-cookie instead of per-server.
If there were a generic "don't send cookies" command, that would not convey
any state information.

As Marc Hedlund pointed out, we don't need anything in the protocol
for this at all -- the same UI mechanisms that would have to be built
for that could entirely handle the problem. 

Sorry to waste time by bringing this up -- the dangers of "thinking out loud"
in a group like this.

--Shel
Received on Monday, 11 August 1997 10:11:08 EDT

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