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Re: Introducing a Session header...

From: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 17:04:27 -0700
Message-ID: <CABP7RbcriYiYyWsP4P6EsP_cZw+3bxUesYb36XjsjCGzcUL0Tg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 4:56 PM, Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>wrote:

> On 17 July 2012 16:49, James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com> wrote:
> > This moved off list unintentionally...
>
> Ahh, oops.  I thought it was intentional.
>
> > assuming we can successful move people away from using sessions as a
> whole
>
> Who are you trying to kid?  Cookies are here to stay.  It's just that
> anyone with any sense will avoid them.
>
>
Yes... sadly, I know. One can dream.


> > (While we're at it, can we also eliminate routing based on the
> request-uri?)
>
> Why would you ever want to do that?  That's an important feature.  At
> least it is stateless.
>

A variety of reasons, really, but nothing that's likely to sway any
opinions ;-) ... by far the more important thing is: IF session-based
routing continues to be a "feature", we should do what we can to break to
reliance on cookies (as much as possible anyway). If, however, the general
movement is (quite thankfully) away from session-based routing, then
beautiful, I'm happy.

- James
Received on Wednesday, 18 July 2012 00:05:15 GMT

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