Re: Terminology

From: Jim Pitkow (
Date: Mon, Dec 28 1998

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Date: Mon, 28 Dec 1998 06:28:19 PST
To: Johan Hjelm <>,
From: Jim Pitkow <>
Subject: Re: Terminology

Great - I'll add these definitions and post a new version.

At 05:39 AM 12/18/98 , Johan Hjelm wrote:
>Good work, but I missed a few definitions:
>Log file 
>(can a log file be a database - and handled in a DBMS?)
>(we need to define the difference between servers and proxies - that
>becomes quite important from a characterisation point of view)
>Protocol trace
>(these are mentioned several times in our work, but there is no clear
>definition - might be useful)
>Also, on the concepts of session, cookie, page view (etc), I think we might
>need to look at how this is defined in the existing litterature. It would
>be easier for others to accept our work if we used the same terminology as
>the general world (and if that is wrong, we need to help them correct it). 
>More are sure to come
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