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From mer...@stonehenge.com (Randal L. Schwartz)
Subject Re: Updating cookies in header during request processing
Date Fri, 18 Sep 2009 15:19:48 GMT
>>>>> "Michael" == Michael Peters <mpeters@plusthree.com> writes:

Michael> On 09/18/2009 10:33 AM, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:
>> Ahh, phase 2 of cookie awareness.  When you get to phase 3, you realize that
>> cookies should really just be used to distinguish one browser from another,
>> and hold everything server-side instead for far better security and
>> flexibility.

Michael> I disagree. Using cookies for session data has a lot of advantages:

[justifications snipped]

Yes.  Welcome to phase 2.  Eventually, you'll enter phase 3.  The smarter
webdev people always do.  I sounded exactly like you, once, and then grew out
of it.  The more you resist, the longer your delay. :)

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