[whatwg] new idea for web browser standard
jasonlustig at adelphia.net
Fri Jul 2 14:22:57 PDT 2004
Ryan Johnson wrote:
> I believe that would be the job of the web server
> though, and not the markup language. Can anyone shed a little more light
> on this?
I don't think that Joshua meant that it should be in the ML, rather it
should be a standard thing that UAs do.....
However, it still presents a possible "privacy problem" for some of the
tinfoilhat-wearing users. And it wouldn't have the ability to stay
across sessions, which is where cookies are useful.
Really though, practically you just need to tell your users that they
need to stop being paranoid in-the-darkniks, and let their browser
accept cookies, even if they have to approve each one. Any problems with
other sites accessing cookies that they shouldn't be allowed to is a
problem with the UA's security model, not cookies.
The idea of going around the internet without cookies or some other way
of identification - i.e. 100% anonymity, having no identity - is
impossible and doesn't let you do cool stuff. How would you like to walk
around every day without a face? The internet isn't like browsing the
stacks in a library the second you start interacting with other people.
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