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> > I can see the benefit in being stateless (SOAP and URLs are sort of
> > meant to be stateless after all). If state is important, then I think
> > it needs to be explicit. For example, allow a response to include
> > a session id (with a time to live value). Following requests are allowed
> > to include that session id.
> If we have (persistent) result set names, do we still need session ids?

Yes. Otherwise you could subvert other users' result sets as you don't
know who created it.

Rob

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