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From Tim O'Neil <>
Subject Re: Cookies and IE5.5
Date Fri, 17 Aug 2001 15:43:55 GMT
At 08:28 AM 8/17/2001, you wrote:
>I am trying to set a cookie that can be picked up from a different server to
>the one setting it. They both belong to the same domain (
>The first server sets the cookie and redirects to the second server where
>the cookie is read.
>On IE5.5 and above the cookie does not get set, but it works fine for IE5
>and Mozilla.
>Is this a bug with later versions of IE or am I doing something wrong.

You may not be doing anything wrong, I think that's how cookies
are supposed to work. Reading
doesn't (to me) explicately say "Servers within the same domain may
not share cookies", but what it does say is a particular server may set
a cookie that is only accessible by itself, which implies to me that
this is not allowed. The RFC also indicates past and present behavior,
and Netscape by name. It's entirely possible that while you were able
to do this before, it was taken out in later clients and servers to
comply with the RFC's final form. But like I said, I have a hard time
interpreting RFC's for particular questions. Maybe some one else has
a better handle on all this?

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