[LINK] IETF issues BCP memo on cookies
Fri, 13 Oct 2000 13:32:29 +1000
James Morris <email@example.com>:
>The IETF has just issued a BCP (best Current Practices) memo relating to
>HTTP cookies and privacy considerations.
>or your closest mirror (e.g. http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/pub/ietf/rfc/).
[But AARNet's site is only up to rfc2877.txt of 07-Jul-2000 09:12 ... ]
Note that the work that precipitated 2964 has also, after a long, long
period of delay by IETF, been published as well.
RFC2965 "reflects implementation experience with RFC 2109 and obsoletes it".
Network Working Group D. Kristol
Request for Comments: 2965 Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies
Obsoletes: 2109 L. Montulli
Category: Standards Track Epinions.com, Inc.
HTTP State Management Mechanism
This document specifies a way to create a stateful session with
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) requests and responses. It
describes three new headers, Cookie, Cookie2, and Set-Cookie2, which
carry state information between participating origin servers and user
agents. The method described here differs from Netscape's Cookie
proposal [Netscape], but it can interoperate with HTTP/1.0 user
agents that use Netscape's method. (See the HISTORICAL section.)
This document reflects implementation experience with RFC 2109 and
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