draft-ietf-httpbis-rfc6265bis-01.txt   draft-ietf-httpbis-rfc6265bis-latest.txt 
HTTP Working Group A. Barth HTTP Working Group A. Barth
Internet-Draft M. West Internet-Draft M. West
Obsoletes: 6265 (if approved) Google, Inc Obsoletes: 6265 (if approved) Google, Inc
Intended status: Standards Track April 25, 2017 Intended status: Standards Track April 27, 2017
Expires: October 27, 2017 Expires: October 29, 2017
HTTP State Management Mechanism HTTP State Management Mechanism
draft-ietf-httpbis-rfc6265bis-01 draft-ietf-httpbis-rfc6265bis-latest
Abstract Abstract
This document defines the HTTP Cookie and Set-Cookie header fields. This document defines the HTTP Cookie and Set-Cookie header fields.
These header fields can be used by HTTP servers to store state These header fields can be used by HTTP servers to store state
(called cookies) at HTTP user agents, letting the servers maintain a (called cookies) at HTTP user agents, letting the servers maintain a
stateful session over the mostly stateless HTTP protocol. Although stateful session over the mostly stateless HTTP protocol. Although
cookies have many historical infelicities that degrade their security cookies have many historical infelicities that degrade their security
and privacy, the Cookie and Set-Cookie header fields are widely used and privacy, the Cookie and Set-Cookie header fields are widely used
on the Internet. This document obsoletes RFC 2965. on the Internet. This document obsoletes RFC 2965.
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Copyright Notice Copyright Notice
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8.7. Reliance on DNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 8.7. Reliance on DNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
9. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 9. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
9.1. Cookie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 9.1. Cookie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
9.2. Set-Cookie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 9.2. Set-Cookie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
10. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 10. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
10.1. Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 10.1. Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
10.2. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 10.2. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Appendix A. Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Appendix A. Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
A.1. draft-ietf-httpbis-rfc6265bis-00 . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 A.1. draft-ietf-httpbis-rfc6265bis-00 . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
A.2. draft-ietf-httpbis-rfc6265bis-01 . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 A.2. draft-ietf-httpbis-rfc6265bis-01 . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
A.3. draft-ietf-httpbis-rfc6265bis-02 . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Appendix B. Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Appendix B. Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
1. Introduction 1. Introduction
This document defines the HTTP Cookie and Set-Cookie header fields. This document defines the HTTP Cookie and Set-Cookie header fields.
Using the Set-Cookie header field, an HTTP server can pass name/value Using the Set-Cookie header field, an HTTP server can pass name/value
pairs and associated metadata (called cookies) to a user agent. When pairs and associated metadata (called cookies) to a user agent. When
the user agent makes subsequent requests to the server, the user the user agent makes subsequent requests to the server, the user
agent uses the metadata and other information to determine whether to agent uses the metadata and other information to determine whether to
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o Merged the recommendations from [draft-ietf-httpbis-cookie-alone], o Merged the recommendations from [draft-ietf-httpbis-cookie-alone],
removing the ability for a non-secure origin to set cookies with a removing the ability for a non-secure origin to set cookies with a
'secure' flag, and to overwrite cookies whose 'secure' flag is 'secure' flag, and to overwrite cookies whose 'secure' flag is
true. true.
o Merged the recommendations from o Merged the recommendations from
[draft-ietf-httpbis-cookie-prefixes], adding "__Secure-" and [draft-ietf-httpbis-cookie-prefixes], adding "__Secure-" and
"__Host-" cookie name prefix processing instructions. "__Host-" cookie name prefix processing instructions.
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o None (yet).
Appendix B. Acknowledgements Appendix B. Acknowledgements
This document is a minor update of RFC 6265, adding small features, This document is a minor update of RFC 6265, adding small features,
and aligning the specification with the reality of today's and aligning the specification with the reality of today's
deployments. Here, we're standing upon the shoulders of giants. deployments. Here, we're standing upon the shoulders of giants.
Authors' Addresses Authors' Addresses
Adam Barth Adam Barth
Google, Inc Google, Inc
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