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Re: a positive "no thanks" to cookies?

From: Shel Kaphan <sjk@amazon.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 1997 17:06:21 -0700 (PDT)
Message-Id: <199708110006.RAA09305@recife.amazon.com>
To: hedlund@best.com
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
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hedlund@best.com writes:
 > On Sun, 10 Aug 1997, Shel Kaphan wrote:
 > > Fact: some people hate cookies.  They keep telling their browsers not to
 > > accept them.  
 > [...]
 > > Then, if a user told a browser not to accept a cookie, the browser
 > > could include a header line on subsequent requests whose meaning would
 > > be something like "Hey! Remember that cookie you tried to send me?
 > > Well, don't!"
 > Are repeated pop-up warnings a protocol problem?  Seems to me they're a UI
 > problem, not a protocol problem.  The browser _could_ (though indications
 > are the browser companies don't see the value in this) provide a better
 > set of cookie-rejection options to, for instance, avoid bugging the user
 > with repeated pop-ups. 
 > <hedlund@best.com>

Point taken. Furthermore, if the browser people are not up to the
task you suggest, chances are they will not be up to the task I
suggested either!

Received on Sunday, 10 August 1997 17:51:19 UTC

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