XML-RPC and http

TIAGO PASCOAL (INTERACTION-NTEC) tiago.pascoal@esdata.pt
Wed, 8 Aug 2001 16:11:14 +0100


> http is stateless, so logging in produces no side effect. Saying "Show
> me the present state of my in-box" is no more a side effect than
> saying "Show me the present state of a stock price."
> 
> The reason MSFT, to take but one example, uses GET for stock quotes
> but POST for a Hotmail login has nothing do do with side effects and
> everything to do with POST not showing the passwd in the query
> string. 

and doesn't leave trails in proxies nor referer logs.