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Re: Introducing a Session header...

From: Philippe Mougin <pmougin@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 21:21:27 +0200
Cc: James Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Message-Id: <DA91A72D-BD1E-4E7F-9C7C-5DC0DFD6C000@acm.org>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Some of you are suggesting introducing a Session header. In your reasoning, how do you take into account the following points? 

- HTTP was designed with the idea that there is no application state (i.e., session state) stored on the server. This provides a number of architectural benefits.

- Furthermore, not having session state stored on the server is a constraint for creating Restful systems.

- Finally, given a design that stores session state on the server Restafarians can usually show you an equivalent design that does not.


Philippe Mougin
Received on Thursday, 19 July 2012 19:21:55 UTC

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