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From "Toshiyuki Kimura" <>
Subject Re: Stateful Web Services
Date Thu, 16 Jan 2003 03:47:16 GMT
Hi Steve,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Loughran []
> Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2003 8:12 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Stateful Web Services
> The weakness of cookies is they are transport specific and very dependent
> upon implementations of HTTP, some particular weak implementations
> ( handle cookies badly (it used to let you set
> cookie, but them someone fixed it in 1.3 to stop you doing that).
> but I like them as they are simple, integrate well with the server, and
> integrate with load balancing level seven routers, things like ArrowPoints
> that make sure that requests to a cluster go back to the previous server,
> provided it is still happy.

  This is one of the reason why I think it's useful using the cookie based
session management on the HTTP protocol bindings, currently.

> I dont see any soap header aware routers around, and given the lack of a
> standard header that isnt surprising, ignoring the details of how hard it
> would be to buffer and route inbound messages without actually parsing
> of them.

  Here is the additional info:


    Toshiyuki Kimura <>
    R&D Headquarters
    NTT DATA Corp.

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