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Re: Session-Id

From: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Date: Sat, 22 Jul 1995 11:47:10 +0200 (MET DST)
Message-Id: <199507220947.LAA05220@wswiop05.win.tue.nl>
To: john@math.nwu.edu (John Franks)
Cc: koen@win.tue.nl, john@math.nwu.edu, www-talk@w3.org
John Franks:
>According to Koen Holtman:
>> John Franks:
>> >3. Server initiated session-ids have strictly greater generality.
>> >In particular, if you *really want* a server side data base you
>> >can have it using the server supplied cookie as a key.
>> 
>> They have no greater generality at all as far as I know.  Could you
>> give an example?

[...]

> There is no way to do any client-side data
>bases (like the Netscape implementation of shopping baskets) with
>server initiated session-ids.

Client-side data bases are an implementation detail, I could just as
well say that server generated session-ids are less general because
they provide no way to do client side session-id generation.

>  Similar functionality might be achieved
>with a server-side data base, but not as cleanly 

Exactly the same functionality (to the end user) can be had, but
indeed not as cleanly.

Putting the generality issue aside, I must say I kind of like the
April 18, 1995 proposal by Dave Kristol for server generated
session-ids, that was posted in this thread a few messages back.

Koen.
Received on Saturday, 22 July 1995 05:47:27 GMT

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