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From "Paul Querna (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (INFRA-1438) Cookie handling causes problems for IE and Opera
Date Mon, 14 Jan 2008 23:17:34 GMT

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Paul Querna commented on INFRA-1438:
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This really sounds like a bug in MoinMoin that should be taken upstream to them?

> Cookie handling causes problems for  IE and Opera
> -------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: INFRA-1438
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-1438
>             Project: Infrastructure
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>      Security Level: public(Regular issues) 
>          Components: MoinMoin
>            Reporter: Sebb
>            Priority: Minor
>
> The ASF wikis often have a common prefix, eg
> jakarta
> jakarta-commons
> jakarta-jmeter
> I've found that if one logs into jakarta with  IE or Opera, it's then impossible to login
to jakarta-xxx - this seems to be because those browsers match the prefix when deciding to
send the cookie.
> Edit: the problem is that the id from the jakarta cookie is assumed to be the id for
tha jakarta-xxx wiki - the username is ignored (or at least not used to determine the id)
when checking the login password. [Should have made this clear originally, sorry]
> Possible solutions:
> Edit: - ignore cookie when name and password are provided [this should be safe]
> - change cookie to include trailing / [Edit: would still need to deal with slashless
cookies, so perhaps not good]
> I'm not particularly familiar with Python, but I may be able to provide patches ...

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