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From: Dave Wain <dave.wain@ntlworld.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2015 21:51:51 -0000
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Guys, a bit of history: I was the first to get web sessions
to work (even though HTTP/1.0 wasn't good enough:)

I invented two methods:
a) http://www.poltara.co.uk/cgi-bin/deity?-XXXXXX-YYYYYY-ZZZZ
b) not yet disclosed.

The first method worked because argv[0]=="deity" and argv[1]==
"-XXXXXX-YYYYYY-ZZZZ" on both HTTPD and IIS with both the GET
and PUT methods.

The second method is not disclosed because only I know it.

THESE PREDATED ALL OTHER SOLUTIONS BECAUSE IT DIDN'T
REQUIRE HIDDEN FIELDS AND COOKIES:)

The original login pages are recorded at www.archive.org.

Dave Wain 

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