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Re: errata for cookie spec

From: Martijn Koster <m.koster@webcrawler.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 1997 09:27:04 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <v03010d04af248b26fcb6@[]>
To: koen@win.tue.nl (Koen Holtman), ruby@name.net (Matthew Rubenstein)
Cc: jeremey@veriweb.com, www-talk@w3.org
At 9:38 AM +0100 2/7/97, Koen Holtman wrote:

>Servers have no business sharing information without the user's consent, and
>I therefore see not reason why sharing information in a sneaky way should be
>particularly cheap or easy.  If they want to share, let them embed the info
>in a link where the user can see it.

Oh come on -- I thought we had moved beyond that one. That screws up caching,
bookmarking, indexing etc etc.

Saying "Servers have no business sharing information" is too easy --
that forces the granularity pretty arbitrarily onto a domain name.

Excite owns both excite.com and webcrawler.com -- would it be "sneakily
sharing" if I wanted to preserve preferences between these two sites?
If not, then why prevent a way to achieve this cleanly? If it is, then
why doesn't the same argument hold for different server under the same
domain, or even for different cgi-bin scripts on a server?

Just my $.02

-- Martijn

Email: m.koster@webcrawler.com
WWW: http://info.webcrawler.com/mak/mak.html
Received on Monday, 10 February 1997 12:29:57 UTC

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