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Re: LYNX-DEV, and cookies in general

From: David Woolley
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV, and cookies in general
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 08:34:38 +0000 (GMT)

Foteos wrote:

>       Interestingly enough, not a single participant in this thread
> has used TRACE mode to see what Lynx reports to help you understand the
> "problem" (Siiigh..  something's strange here, that even long-time
> lynx-dev regulars have not yet learned to do that).

Actually I did consider making the suggestion last time round, but:

- I don't want to do it myself, because I have a metered phone service, and
  because I don't log onto commercial sites unless I have good cause for
  letting them know about me;

- I didn't suggest it to the questioner because it is a reasonable assumption 
  that they wouldn't know how to intelligently prune the log, and there
  would be a massive email to the list containing the whole log.  Generally
  those who know how to interpret logs will have already obtained them and
  may well have resolved the problem offline.

Note, as also hinted by Foteos' later reply, the logic behind logins is
not normally "how can we make the system secure?", but "how can we get more
reliable information about the target for our advertisers?".  The businesses
are advertising businesses; they are looking for services that people will
think it reasonable or necessary to logon for.

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