Saving files on a user´s comp uter with browser ("re-post")
tjreedy at home.com
Sun Jan 6 13:11:25 EST 2002
"Alex Martelli" <aleax at aleax.it> wrote in message
news:QTZZ7.4184$2R2.149363 at news1.tin.it...
> No, it's not highly likely, because most users detest having to type
> userids and passwords to a zillion different websites whenever they
> That's what cookies are most often used for: keep user information
> for identification and authentication) so users won't need to retype
> zilllion times.
Alex, you are one of my favorite posters but this is shear fantasy.
Set your browser to accept all cookies but ask permission for each one
and try a few commercial sites. In my experience, such legitimate use
of cookies as you describe is about 1% and the other 99% is (abusive)
tracking of negative net value to the user. I'm pretty sure that such
abuse of the technology is one of the things that damped the web and
Terry J. Reedy
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