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From "Michael Koob" <>
Subject RE: Intermittent Error - Setting Cookies on POST request redirect response
Date Fri, 09 May 2003 14:19:35 GMT
As recommended earlier by another list member I had fully specified the
cookie domain and paths and that seemed to correct the problem. When in
actuality it only corrected part of the problem. The error rate has
dropped drastically however the error still occurs occasionally. I think
that I am setting a "permanent" cookie if I take your meaning correctly.

			my $reg_cookie = Apache::Cookie->new(	$apr,
#set cookie parameters
-name 		=> "REGPRO",
-value 		=> $id,
-path 		=> "/",
-expires 	      => "365d", 		#Expires in one year
-domain 	      => ''

This however does not work 100% of the time. I still see errors from IE.
Even though it has to go through a browser cookie acceptance test before
it can reach the page. This cookie test sets a permanent cookie on a
redirect as well. I am beginning to think that it has to do with the
fact that the redirect to the requested page is happening over an ssl
connection. However, the cookie test works and it is all done over an
ssl connection as well if the requested page is delivered over ssl. It
is very confusing. Maybe I should move the question to the
Apache/mod_ssl lists.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mithun Bhattacharya [] 
> Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 5:51 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Intermittent Error - Setting Cookies on POST 
> request redirect response
> I had faced simillar situation at one point of time but in my 
> case the problem was that a temporary cookie was not accepted 
> in a 302 request. I believe the problem was for IE only 
> Netscape and Mozilla worked fine. I solved the problem by 
> setting a permanent cookie while redirecting and then 
> deleting the cookie on the redirected page. If I still need 
> to have the cookie then I reset a temporary cookie with 
> appropriate value.
> Mithun
> --- Michael Koob <> wrote:
> > I am curious if anyone has experienced this type of error. 
> The first 
> > in a series of forms is submitted. If the first form is successfully
> > submitted a cookie is set and the user is redirected to the 
> next page
> > in
> > the series. I have noted an error that has been difficult to
> > diagnose.
> > Some browsers after successfully submitting the form are redirected
> > to
> > the second page. The second page after noting that no cookie is
> > present
> > redirect the user back to the first page. Investigation shows that
> > the
> > request was successfully processed as expected since the browser was
> > redirected. However, the cookie was not sent/set.
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