Re: Opting in to cookies - proposal

On Sat, 14 Jun 2008 10:38:44 +0200, Maciej Stachowiak <>  
> The downsides of inventing a URI scheme include:
> 1) URIs using this scheme will not parse into components properly (the  
> feed: scheme has this problem)
> 2) The scheme really should be registered through IANA, which will be a  
> bureaucratic hassle
> 3) IANA would probably be hesitant, because user-private: does not  
> describe a new resource access method, it just describes what headers  
> you want to send, which in http is separate from the URI
> 4) It is in fact a valid point that this violates the design of URI  
> schemes
> 5) Code throughout the system will have to know to special-case this URI  
> scheme to treat it as equivalent to the corresponding HTTP URI

I strongly agree that if we do this at all we should not do it through a  
new URI scheme. If we do this something like Hixie's original proposal  
makes more sense to me (and maybe allowing it to be influenced by a flag):

Anne van Kesteren

Received on Monday, 16 June 2008 14:54:41 UTC