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Re: Introducing a Session header...

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 10:14:08 +1000
Cc: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <1900C60A-942F-4AD1-B6DA-B5152C551140@mnot.net>
To: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
James et al,

Just a reminder: We're not here to re-define the semantics of HTTP; our current charter is about how it goes across the wire. We can talk about HTTP semantics on this list (and often do), but let's not get confused about the scope of the current discussion.

I know that it's tempting to say "we're doing HTTP/2, let's throw this in...", but if we start doing that, we're never going to finish. Let's stay focused. Replacing Cookies is NOT a small task.


On 18/07/2012, at 9:56 AM, Martin Thomson 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.
>> (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.

Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
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