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From Marc Slemko <>
Subject Re: Apache Y2K bug in mod_usertrack.c
Date Wed, 01 Jul 1998 01:04:21 GMT
On Tue, 30 Jun 1998, Christian Allen wrote:

> Did some work with cookies and dug up some info that might be useful.
> True, Netscape claims that the correct format NOW is four digit dates, and
> four digit dates do in fact work... for Netscape 4.x (Communicator), that
> is.  However, 3.x and below do NOT accept them.  It seems that Netscape
> originally had a 2-digit standard, and then with all of the Y2K hype and
> probably a few complaints, changed to a four digit date for Communicator.
> Fortunately, 4.x also understands the 2-digit format, and so the best way to
> ensure that your expiration date is legible to the client's browser is to
> use 2-digit dates.

Or use 2 digit dates until y2k, then use four.

Yea, that will break some client's parsing that would work fine if you
still used two digit ones, but lets sane clients have no worries about
guessing anything.

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