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Re: lynx-dev thoughts on cookie file w/multiple sessions

From: Leonid Pauzner
Subject: Re: lynx-dev thoughts on cookie file w/multiple sessions
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 1998 18:44:39 +0300 (MSK)

> As things are presently:

>     Two sessions, A and B are running. Both load the same set of cookies
>     from COOKIE_FILE.

>     Session A gets a new cookie from some site, then exits, writing all
>     the original cookies and the new cookie to COOKIE_FILE.

>     Session B quits, overwriting COOKIE_FILE with all the original
>     cookies, but blowing away the new cookie that session A received.

> So here's my thought -- prior to writing cookies in memory to COOKIE_FILE,
> Lynx should *reread* COOKIE_FILE, ignoring any cookies that are already in
> memory, but adding cookies from the file that are not in memory.

> The only thing coming to mind so far that could be a problem here would be
> getting two cookies with the same 'name' attribute from a server in two
> different sessions (two unique identifiers from advertising sites?), in
> which case the one which is written to COOKIE_FILE first (thus read into
> memory in the other Lynx session, overwriting the existing one) will be
> maintained, and the others dropped.

Remote server may change cookie expiration date,
which date should be correct from session A or from session B?

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