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From Alan <>
Subject Re: cookies and IE
Date Wed, 02 Oct 2002 18:49:20 GMT
On Wed, Oct 02, 2002 at 08:30:54PM +0200, Per Einar Ellefsen wrote:
> At 20:12 02.10.2002, Alan wrote:
> >On Wed, Oct 02, 2002 at 01:21:49PM -0400, Geoffrey Young wrote:
> >> so, it's not really a bug if you dig down into the docs and examples.
> >>  looks like a feature, though :)
> >
> >Agreed... more of a 'gotcha' though, ready to bite people in the butt.
> >Personally I think it might make more sense to do a check to see if the
> >val =~ /(\d+)(h|m|d|M)/ before it's sent off as a literal, but who
> >knows.  I'll email someone about it anyway.
> It's because you can put a correctly formatted date string in the -expires 
> option, AFAIK. So if using your idea, the "literal" string might be 
> misinterpreted. Also, don't forget that you have +1d and -1d as another 
> possibility. I think the +/- makes sense. It's just one character :)

Oh, totally agreed, I just figured that it might be a good way to set a
default if there was no + or -, which could eliminate headaches for
people like me :)  Also, as there's no chance of a correctly formatted
date string being "\d(h|m|d|etc)", it could be a fair assumption.

My $0.02 anyway! :)


Alan "Arcterex" <>   -=][=-
"I used to herd dairy cows. Now I herd lusers. Apart from the isolation, I
think I preferred the cows. They were better conversation, easier to milk, and
if they annoyed me enough, I could shoot them and eat them." -Rodger Donaldson

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