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From "Julian Reschke (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HTTPCLIENT-1006) BrowserCompatSpec: don't trim " around cookie value
Date Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:31:41 GMT

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Julian Reschke commented on HTTPCLIENT-1006:
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FWIW, I asked on the IETF HTTP WG mailing list (see https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/ietf-http-wg/2017JanMar/0226.html).

dveditz@mozilla.com confirms that browsers round-trip the double quotes (see https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/ietf-http-wg/2017JanMar/0227.html).


w3c@adambarth.com (author of RFC 6265) confirms in https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/ietf-http-wg/2017JanMar/0229.html
that this was the intent, and even points at test cases.

> BrowserCompatSpec: don't trim " around cookie value
> ---------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HTTPCLIENT-1006
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HTTPCLIENT-1006
>             Project: HttpComponents HttpClient
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: HttpClient (classic)
>    Affects Versions: 4.0.2
>            Reporter: Marc Guillemot
>
> If the server sends a cookie header like:
> Set-Cookie: first="hello world"
> then HttpClient parses it as cookie with value >hello world<, wrongly removing
the leading and trailing quotes. The incorrect quote removal occurs in BasicHeaderValueParser.



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