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Re: Introducing a Session header...

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2012 10:41:24 +0000
To: "Nicolas Mailhot" <nicolas.mailhot@laposte.net>
cc: "Amos Jeffries" <squid3@treenet.co.nz>, "Willy Tarreau" <w@1wt.eu>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <22365.1342780884@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <9c4a1f3bd08bf10c608b2c01f01440b2.squirrel@arekh.dyndns.org>, "Nicol
as Mailhot" writes:

>1. at the start of a stateful interaction the server (only actor that
>knows it will need state) challenges the user agent for a new unique id,
>and provides a unique state tag (short so it can not be abused for
>anything else)

I think we can speed up this safely by allowing the client to always
offer a unique ID without being asked.  If the server doesn't need it,
it will just ignore it.

>I'm quite sure that if such a mechanism existed today the EU would have
>just banned cookie use altogether.

Indeed.

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