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From Rob Hartill <hart...@ooo.lanl.gov>
Subject Re: mod_cookie: Why are cookies generated on every request?
Date Thu, 23 May 1996 11:36:37 GMT
 
> I'm wondering why mod_cookie is generating Cookies (apache=XXXX format) on
> _EVERY_ request. Ok, a comment in the module says that it explicitly should
> do it this way.

As far as I can tell, mod_cookie is a user tracking device. It adds
a cookie to new requests so that the server admin can spy on users
and analyse how they wander around the site.

This is just one use of cookies.

> But as I work with cookies I have to say: Cookies are used by CGI-Scripts.
> They will generate their own on demand!

this is another use of cookies. They have more than one use.

> What is the practical reason for this approach of mod_cookie?

user tracking I think.




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