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  • While I agree that requiring JavaScript enabled is annoying, how many online stores actually work if cookies are turned off?

    HTTP is stateless. Under any shopping cart type scenario, you need to be able to persist the list of products the customer wants to buy. The alternatives to cookies are rewriting every link on every page to include a state identifier, which has its own wonderful problems associated with it.

    May I ask what the context was in which it was onerous to use same-domain session-only cookies? I
    • I'm not saying stores should be able to function without cookies. I'm saying that I don't want to have to turn them on for your site until I decide if your site has anything worth selling, and if your site can't even display the goods to me without having to track the fact, you need to get over the ego that made you think this was important and just show me what you're selling.

      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers