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From Brian Behlendorf <br...@organic.com>
Subject Irate customer #443
Date Thu, 23 May 1996 20:33:16 GMT

Maybe we should just throw in the towel and support it?  Sigh.

	Brian

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Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 10:33:50 -0400 (EDT)
From: David W. Baker <dwb@netspace.org>
To: Brian Behlendorf <brian@organic.com>
Subject: Re: WWW Form Bug Report: "Multiple Set-Cookie headers" on Solaris 2.x 

>Actually, Apache is totally legit according to the HTTP/1.0
>specifications -

	Correct, and I sympathize with any frustration over Netscape's
continual lack of concern for established standards, the fact of the
matter is Apache doesn't conform to the Cookie specification (a
specification which doesn't conform to HTTP/1.0). 
	The Apache site should probably explain this issue, indicating
that Apache's handling of multiple cookies is unsupported by all current
browser implementations.  (Are there any Cookie-enabled browsers which
understand Apache's handling?) 
	Alternatives would be using NPH scripts (as you mention), which
have their drawbacks, or META tags, which aren't properly implemented by
Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Or, if possible, use one Cookie to store
multiple data.

Take care,

David

David W. Baker  :  dwb@netspace.org  : <URL:http://www.netspace.org/users/dwb/>



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