Re: Re: Cookies at XML Europe 2004 -- Call for Particip atio
Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote: > At 7:41 PM -0500 1/5/04, Rich Salz wrote: > >> Since you seem to have given this more than just casual thought, have >> you got ideas about a solution? To be explicit, the goals are: >> Authenticate clients >> Allow URL's to be cut/pasted amonng participants >> Limited exposure if packets are snooped > > > > > The solutions vary depending on the exact purpose. Restricting access to password protected data is different from a shopping cart is different from tracking users across sites. Except perhaps for the latter, all can be solved without cookies. In all three cases (and others) the user experience is improved without cookies. > > In a truly individualized situation all that's needed are URLs of the form http://www.example.com/page.html?username=elharo Does your bank do this? If so, which bank do you use? In other words, do you care if someone who knows or guesses your username can access your individualized situation? -Rob
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