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From dav...@dedasys.com (David N. Welton)
Subject Re: Head's up on potential Rivet problems with the Apple Safari web browser
Date Tue, 14 Jan 2003 05:41:50 GMT
Karl Lehenbauer <karl@superconnect.net> writes:

> My Rivet app broke when trying to use it with Safari, Apple's new
> web browser.  Cookies weren't getting set properly.

> I examined the cookies in Safari, and their path was "/index.rvt"
> instead of "/".  The cookie sets did not have an explicit path.

> Examining cookies in Mozilla, their path was "/".

> I changed my app to, wherever it did a cookie set, to add a "-path
> /" and it fixed the app in Safari.

> I don't know if you should consider changing "cookie set" to have a
> default path, changing it to require a path, adding a note to the
> documentation or waiting for Apple to sort it out... up to you.

Hrm... having a default of / is probably the best thing.  I will
implement this unless someone has strong feelings.

Thanks,
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