HTTP State Management Mechanism, February 1997
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- HISTORIC (changed from PROPOSED STANDARD April 2011)
- Obsoleted by:
- RFC 2965
- D. Kristol
- http (app)
This document specifies a way to create a stateful session with HTTP requests and responses. It describes two new headers, Cookie and Set- Cookie, which carry state information between participating origin servers and user agents. The method described here differs from Netscape's Cookie proposal, but it can interoperate with HTTP/1.0 user agents that use Netscape's method. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.