Re: Statelessness
Mon, 16 May 94 23:16:23 -0500

One advantage of server statelessness is that it allows backtracking
in the browser to work correctly for interactive pages. Storing all
state in the client (through hidden fields) effectively gives the
user complete undo capability. This can make statelessness very
useful despite the setup lag incurred at the server.

HTTP definitely has room to improve as a distributed application
protocol (in terms of latency, load balancing, etc). But this needs
to be thought through very carefully before the stateless model is

Paul Burchard <>
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