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From Glen Ezkovich <>
Subject Re: [RT] Escaping Sitemap Hell
Date Wed, 12 Jan 2005 19:59:41 GMT

On Jan 12, 2005, at 12:41 PM, Peter Hunsberger wrote:

>> At a single session level I think you can keep this information 
>> private
>> by using forms. Users will not see the query that contains the data 
>> you
>> are tracking. Sure the user can't come back after closing their 
>> browser
>> and pick up where they left off, but you really didn't design your
>> application for this.
> Sure, if you don't need any adoption/resumption of the state across
> browsers then form variables work fine. However, we _do_ design our
> applications for resumption upon resumed sessions.

I did realize that you do design for resumption. Hence the use of 
anchors instead of forms.

>  In particular, we
> do timed out session recovery/resumption after reauthentication

I'm just curious as to what type of information is contained your URLs 
that enables continuation and what the applications do first when a 
user continues.

Glen Ezkovich
HardBop Consulting
glen at

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"If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to 
worry about answers."
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