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Re: Step 1: domain matching rules

From: Scott Lawrence <lawrence@agranat.com>
Date: Mon, 05 Jan 1998 15:27:01 -0500
Message-Id: <199801052027.PAA06857@devnix.agranat.com>
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com

>>>>> "YG" == Yaron Goland <yarong@microsoft.com> writes:

YG> 1) You can put in a reference to *.local but then your spec can't go
YG> proposed until the *.local spec does as well.

  But there is no need to put in any reference to it - all it does is
  document how to correctly configure DNS for internal names without
  risk of collision (and register the top level names that make that
  work).  There is no protocol issue.

YG> 2) I believe that we MUST address the issue of Intranets and I think Koen's
YG> language gives us the most flexibility in this area.

>> > "A user agent running in an intranet may be configured to ignore the
>> >   domain matching rules for the cookies from and to hosts in its
>> >   intranet, so that cookies can be shared across the entire intranet
>> >   regardless of DNS naming conventions." - So Spake Koen

  If you must put something in (and I continue to believe that the
  spec can just be mute on this), then at least don't use the term
  'intranet' without defining what you mean by it in a precise way.
  Better than that would be to use some other term altogether.

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Scott Lawrence           EmWeb Embedded Server       <lawrence@agranat.com>
Agranat Systems, Inc.        Engineering            http://www.agranat.com/
Received on Monday, 5 January 1998 12:28:35 EST

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