Re: state info in URL (was Re: Proposition on advanced URL features...)

Dave Kristol (
Thu, 30 Nov 95 10:22:42 EST

Rick Troth <> wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Nov 1995, Mirsad Todorovac wrote:
> > Existing syntax of the URL allows constructs like this:
> >
> > http://<host>:<port>/<path>#anchor?<searchpath>
> Some of us are using the generalization
> http://host[:port]/path[;parameters][#anchor][?searchargs]
> allowing for state information to be held in the URL.
> I'd very much like to see this included in formal docs.

Embedding state information in a URL disrupts caching. For a proposal
that does similar things but is more cache-friendly, see my State-Info
proposal at
or draft-kristol-http-state-info-00.txt in the Internet Drafts directory
at your favorite site.

Dave Kristol