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RFC 2109

"HTTP State Management Mechanism", February 1997

Canonical URL:
http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc2109.txt
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Status:
HISTORIC (changed from PROPOSED STANDARD April 2011)
Obsoleted by:
RFC 2965
Authors:
D. Kristol
L. Montulli
Stream:
IETF
Source:
http (app)

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Abstract

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.


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