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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: Grr... Cookie paranoia sucks!
Date Mon, 08 Jun 1998 18:22:42 GMT
Axiom 1:  people are stupid.

I'm so happy I'm not dealing with cookies anymore.  But if you wanna see
my rant on it from a year or so ago:

Anyone know if MSIE still only displays the cookie value, and not the
name, when it prompts the user?  I've always wanted to forcefeed MSIE
browsers cookies like "track@a34E093j_=click_OK_if_you_hate_cookies!".


On Mon, 8 Jun 1998, Rasmus Lerdorf wrote:

> Sorry for the vent, but I am getting very frustrated having to use all
> sorts of hacks to get around the fact that some people have cookies turned
> off.
> Anybody have some decent in's at Netscape and Microsoft?  It would be very
> nice if the browsers would differentiate between long-life cookies (those
> that get stored on the users' disks) and session cookies.  I think the
> majority of people who are afraid of cookies invading their privacy have a
> problem with the long-life cookies and not with the session cookies and as
> such it would make life easier on everybody if turning off cookies meant
> only that the browser would not write any cookie data to disk but would
> still accept session cookies.
> -Rasmus

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