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Re: Stateful compression of cookies (Re: Delta Compression and UTF-8 Header Values)

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 07:20:22 +0000
To: Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com>
cc: Zhong Yu <zhong.j.yu@gmail.com>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "Martin J. Dürst" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
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In message <CAK3OfOieNOsN7=2TV_25nTr+7Y3a-fyjSGV+F7HdbEQT8cB9xg@mail.gmail.com>
, Nico Williams writes:

I really don't see why it should be the clients problem to store
the servers state.

If somebody needs 8k of storage for each browser that visits their
website, they can bloody well buy their own disks...

Poul-Henning


>... sounds like an oxymoron.
>
>HOWEVER, we can probably use a combination of server-side state stored
>[encrypted] in state cookies, small session identifiers, and
>server-side caching of state cookies.  Clients would normally only
>send the [small] session IDs, and would send the cookies only when the
>server needs them to [re-]establish state after it falls off the
>server's cache.
>
>On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 6:15 PM, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk> wrote:
>> [1] We can probably do much more for transmission efficiency by killing
>> cookies and adding client provided session-identifieres, than any
>> kind of encoding or compression will ever be able to...[2]
>

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