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   Re: [xml-dev] Re: Cookies at XML Europe 2004 -- Call for Particip ation

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At 7:19 PM -0800 1/5/04, Mike Champion wrote:

>How about if you are behind a firewall?  In general,
>doesn't the server see the address of the firewall,
>not the address of the client?  If so, I would think
>that cookies or some other mechanism where the client
>holds the identity  are the only viable means to
>maintaining sessions to a specific client.

Hardly the only means though. Putting the username in the URL works 
wonders. It works through firewalls, and unlike cookies it can easily 
move from one computer to another. I frequently roll my chair from my 
Mac OS 9 box to my Mac OS X laptop to my Linux workstation depending 
on what I need to do.  It's a problem if the same URLs on one system 
don't show me the same result as the URLs on the others.

   Elliotte Rusty Harold
   Effective XML (Addison-Wesley, 2003)


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