[rfc-dist] RFC 6265 on HTTP State Management Mechanism

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        RFC 6265

        Title:      HTTP State Management Mechanism 
        Author:     A. Barth
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       April 2011
        Mailbox:    abarth at eecs.berkeley.edu
        Pages:      37
        Characters: 79724
        Obsoletes:  RFC2965

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-httpstate-cookie-23.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6265.txt

This document defines the HTTP Cookie and Set-Cookie header fields.
These header fields can be used by HTTP servers to store state
(called cookies) at HTTP user agents, letting the servers maintain a
stateful session over the mostly stateless HTTP protocol.  Although
cookies have many historical infelicities that degrade their security
and privacy, the Cookie and Set-Cookie header fields are widely used
on the Internet.  This document obsoletes RFC 2965.  [STANDARDS-TRACK]

This document is a product of the HTTP State Management Mechanism Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and suggestions
for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the Internet
Official Protocol Standards (STD 1) for the standardization state and
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