Re: State and tracking need to be separated (Re: session-id redux)

I said:
> the current agent-level model of the Web is rather vague
> about state

It would be irresponsible for me to say this without also referring  
you to Dan Connolly's extremely non-vague formalism for the Web:


However, I believe this model needs some refinement.  For instance  
-- somewhat surprisingly -- it does not define any concept of  
linking, only of objects ("entities") and object addresses ("URIs").

Also, the only stateful (time-dependent) part of this model is the  
"representation" of URIs by entities, and even that is strictly  
under the control of timed expiration.  Thus, the entities  
themselves are specifically _not_ stateful (probably a good choice).

Paul Burchard	<>
``I'm still learning how to count backwards from infinity...''

Received on Saturday, 29 July 1995 09:51:04 UTC