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Re: Session tracking

From: Jared Rhine <Jared_Rhine@hmc.edu>
Date: Wed, 10 May 1995 00:12:32 -0700
Message-Id: <199505100712.AAA20303@aslan.math.hmc.edu>
To: pitkow@cc.gatech.edu
Cc: Multiple recipients of list <www-talk@www10.w3.org>
[Citation date: Fri, 21 Apr 1995 19:31:52 +0500]
JP == James Pitkow <pitkow@cc.gatech.edu>

[The topic was session-tracking proposals, esp the proposed "Session-ID"

  JP> 1) identify sessions (esp. from firewalled domains)
  JP> [...]
  JP> If the 'From:' field is widely used, you'd have what you wanted(1).

No, I don't believe so, because one of the stated requirements is that we be
able to identify sessions without compromising the identity of the user.

If this is the case, I fail to see how current HTTP practices allow for
session tracking as you claim:

  JP> My point is that the protocol does not need to be changed to handle
  JP> session(1) &/or user identification(2) - WWW browsers/interfaces need
  JP> to pass the right information.


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