Re: Cookies at XML Europe 2004 -- Call for Participation
At 3:42 PM +0000 1/5/04, Edd Dumbill wrote: >Many organisations such as conference organisers and publishers have >limited resources, having been pared down to a small number of staff >over the recent years. That is, those companies that have not gone >under entirely. Even before that, these companies focused on their core >expertise: logistics. Much as I'd like to devote time to creating >technically perfect web sites, it's just not a financial reality for any >concerned. I understand that you may have limited resources. Many organizations do. What I don't understand is why it's easier or cheaper to do it the wrong way than the right way. HTTP authentication is built into web servers. It's straight-forward to support out of the box. It takes about five minutes to set up securely. It is much, much easier to use than cookies are. Why do sites insist on using cookies for user authentication? -- Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo@m... Effective XML (Addison-Wesley, 2003) http://www.cafeconleche.org/books/effectivexml http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN%3D0321150406/ref%3Dnosim/cafeaulaitA
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