Re: [http-state] I-D Action:draft-ietf-httpstate-cookie-04.txt

Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> Tue, 23 February 2010 17:19 UTC

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Subject: Re: [http-state] I-D Action:draft-ietf-httpstate-cookie-04.txt
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On 23.02.2010 18:10, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Feb 2010 17:15:04 +0100, <Internet-Drafts@ietf.org> wrote:
>> The cookie protocol has many
>> historical infelicities and should be avoided for new applications of
>> HTTP.
>
> What exactly does this mean? There's no suitable replacement for cookies
> available currently so giving this advice seems a bit premature, but
> maybe I misunderstand what it says.

It also says in 7.1:

"The cookie protocol is NOT RECOMMENDED for new applications."

BR, Julian