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Re: errata for cookie spec

From: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Date: Fri, 7 Feb 1997 19:03:42 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <199702071803.TAA06643@wsooti08.win.tue.nl>
To: ruby@name.net (Matthew Rubenstein)
Cc: jeremey@veriweb.com, koen@win.tue.nl, www-talk@w3.org
Matthew Rubenstein:
    [Koen Holtman:]
>>> Servers have no business sharing information without the user's consent,
>        Sharing info about customers is a VERY BIG business.

Sharing info about customers without their consent is VERY BIG business in
the US.  It is a CRIME in most of Europe.

> "Interdomain communication of
>client state" between corporate entities is a hallmark of modern commerce.

Not in Europe, it isn't.  Yet our marketing industry is healthy enough for
my taste.  Let's just agree that we disagree about hallmarks.

>The irony is that the Internet is not only driving the consumer centered
>expression of this practice, it has become its most common symbol. And it
>looks like the HTTP-WG wants to raise the costs (which get passed on to us)
>of these techniques.

The HTTP-WG is not wanting to raise these costs, the IETF has already
decided to raise these costs.  The last call was done months ago.  It was an
open process, you had your chance to make a difference then, but you did
not.  If you want to make a difference now, write your own competing

> Her roommate must match Unilever's budgets to share Bronte site
>user info with an associate

...or write a free apache module and give it to those in need of

>Matthew Rubenstein                     North American Media Engines

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