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From "Dirk.vanGulik" <>
Subject Re: Cookie draft for inspection (fwd)
Date Tue, 04 Mar 1997 11:08:23 GMT
> From Tue Mar  4 04:47:09 1997
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> Mbox-Line: From  Mon Mar  3 18:46:11 1997
> Date: Mon, 3 Mar 1997 18:45:53 -0800 (PST)
> From: Alexei Kosut <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: Cookie draft for inspection (fwd)
> On Mon, 3 Mar 1997, Brian Behlendorf wrote:
> > 
> > I know you don't have a lot of spare time in your life, but you might want to
> > check out the most recent cookie draft.  I've got a bad feeling about it,
> > mostly because they've decided to punt on existing implementations and go for a
> > "Set-Cookie2" idea.  I don't know why, and don't have time to sift through why,
> > but I fear the worst.  
> The main reason is that the RFC 2109 spec was designed to be
> cross-compatible with Netscape's cookie spec, and it in fact works
> that way with Navigator. However, it was discovered that IE's cookie
> implementation did not function with the RFC 2109 cookies (although it
> adhered to Netscape's spec). Some people expressed that perhaps a new
> header should be created, to avoid all these problems.
> This is still being discussed actively on http-wg, so I'd advise
> anyone interested to go there. I personally have no interest in this,
> but that's what I glean from reading the mail there in the last few
> weeks.

I've been trying to keep up with it in implementation land; and thoughd
I was on top; until I tried the Unix version Communicator :-( Anyway it
looks like something very minor (see attached diff).


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