Re: access and session control
Rick Troth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thu, 15 Sep 1994 12:20:48 -0500 (CDT)
> ... The program will also add some a session key
> to the URL. For example, if a document contained the following:
> <A HREF=http://foo.bar/baz.html> (where my server is running on foo.bar)
> this might be rewritten as:
> <A HREF=http://foo.bar/cgi-bin/access?file=baz.html+session_key=SK>
> (where SK is the session key which gets passed around)
> The web server while keep state associated with the session key.
I'd avoid putting state information after the question mark.
Some clients will strip it in some cases/places. A better place for
state information is between the question mark and a preceeding comma
or semi-colon, like
> I assume that similar things have been done. Does anyone have any pointers?
Yes. Look at
Its "links" will have a ",read" instead of a ",list".
Here, the state information is whether you're listing a range of problem
records or examining a single problem record.
> --Dan Aronson email@example.com
> WAIS Inc
Rick Troth <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Rice University, Information Systems