Re: [http-state] http-state charter

Bil Corry <bil@corry.biz> Thu, 30 July 2009 19:05 UTC

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Subject: Re: [http-state] http-state charter
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Ian Hickson wrote on 7/29/2009 6:37 PM: 
> (We wouldn't want to finish writing this spec only to find that while we 
> were at it, the browser vendors got together and added a new feature like 
> httpOnly without it getting into the spec.)

BTW, my original goal for this WG was a bit more ambitious, but I've rethought it.  If this WG can produce an updated Cookie RFC that documents how cookies are actually widely implemented (including HTTPOnly), I think that would be an excellent start.  I'd really like to eventually build a new type of cookie that incorporates security features that cookies today lack (such as having the Secure flag turned on by default for HTTPS unless explicitly made non-Secure).


- Bil