Re: 3 Proposals: session ID, business-card auth, customer auth

Dave Kristol (
Wed, 19 Jul 95 10:40:25 EDT

John Franks <> said:
> Brian is absolutely right though that Cookies should be persistant *only*
> for the life of a user session (Please don't tell me about kiosks, I already
> know!). I believe that this is the current Netscape behavior, documentation
> to the contrary notwithstanding.

Netscape's cookies get stored locally (~/.netscape-cookies on my Unix
box). I suspect their state carries over from one session to another.
Perhaps that's old behavior, though -- my cookie file is four months old.

Dave Kristol