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Re: Activity Identifiers - Draft Submission

From: Scott Morgan <scott@adligo.com>
Date: Thu, 23 May 2019 11:03:39 -0500
Message-ID: <CANEdHmhRhXf+aCA--V__wOqUKBDEi3jzbAEOWbBoN5fCWuBY+Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Patrick McManus <mcmanus@ducksong.com>
Cc: Scott Perham <scott@polystream.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Hi Scott,

   It seems to me that an Activity Identifiers is simply another way to
track a HTTP Session like a cookie.  What are you trying to accomplish that
can't be accomplished with cookies?

On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 10:08 AM Patrick McManus <mcmanus@ducksong.com>
wrote:

> Hi Scott.
>
> > I'm unsure of the processes involved in highlighting this to the
> appropriate people and beginning a discussion, s
>
> welcome. Rest assured that this mailing list is the right forum to see if
> there is broad interest in your idea. (Its my co-chair job to tell you if
> you're off topic - you're just fine. thanks for engaging.)
>
> you might look at how it intersects at all with other ongoing efforts
> https://github.com/httpwg/http-extensions
>
> protips: as an IETF convention you might name future updates
> draft-perham-httpbis-activity-identifiers.. as some IETF tooling will flag
> an individual draft with httpbis in its name as of potential interest to
> the wg - but that's just a convention and not used by everyone. and lastly,
> providing some substantive discussion in email rather than just a pointer
> to the draft is more likely imo to get noticed. again, ymmv.
>
> -Patrick
>
>
>
>
> On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 6:43 AM Scott Perham <scott@polystream.com> wrote:
>
>> Hello everyone,
>>
>>
>>
>> I’m new to this WG (and all things IETF) so please excuse my naivety!
>>
>>
>>
>> I have submitted a draft for something that seems to have been an
>> omission in HTTP (at least in my experience) and something that is
>> re-invented over and over again with, generally, no thoughts around
>> standardization.
>>
>>
>>
>> I’m unsure of the processes involved in highlighting this to the
>> appropriate people and beginning a discussion, so any guidance is much
>> appreciated. It took a good couple of years to muster up the courage to
>> actually tell anyone that I submitted a draft (hence the second revision)
>> but after being part of this mailing list for a little while, everyone
>> seems friendly enough :D
>>
>>
>>
>> The draft is located here:
>> https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-activity-identifiers/
>>
>>
>>
>> Go easy on me :P
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Scott
>>
>> *Scott Perham, Platform Architect*
>> Tel: +44 (0) 7545 826507
>> Email: scott@polystream.com <name@polystream.com>
>> Website: www.polystream.com
>>
>>
>>
>

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