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I-D ACTION:draft-jaye-http-trust-state-mgt-01.txt



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	Title		: HTTP Trust Mechanism for State Management
	Author(s)	: E. Brunner, D. Jaye
	Filename	: draft-jaye-http-trust-state-mgt-01.txt
	Pages		: 23
	Date		: 25-Jul-00
	
This document describes an extension to the HTTP/1.1 state management
mechanism described in [Kristol].  This mechanism, 'trust-labels',
associates digitally signed labels with Set-Cookie or Set-Cookie2
headers.  The labels allow additional semantics to attach to cookies
and cookie processing, and the digital signatures allow trust models
to be associated with processing rules for labeled cookies.
The intent is to provide a mechanism that allows user agent
implementors to implement evaluation of the authenticity and content
of cookie-associated labels, and to implement additional processing
rules for cookie handling.  The intended use is browser determination
of server privacy practices and acceptance, rejection, modification
or redirection of cookies based on those practices.  The more general
use of trust model scoped, label semantic scoped processing of HTTP
state artifacts is not precluded by this intended use.

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