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

From: brian j. pardy
Subject: Re: lynx-dev thoughts on cookie file w/multiple sessions
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 1998 11:25:38 -0800 (PST)

On Wed, 18 Nov 1998, Leonid Pauzner wrote:

> >> Remote server may change cookie expiration date,
> >> which date should be correct from session A or from session B?
> > With the way I have things up there, whichever copy of Lynx is exited first
> > will be the session with the cookie that is saved.
> But the second session may even be not looking for this host
> while the first change cookie.

Hmm, true. I don't know.

> > So it's pretty much an even shot either way. I don't like this, and can't
> > really think of a way to do handle this without (for example) timestamping
> > individual cookies (possibly with comments in the cookie file?).
> Why not to save cookies file every time we change cookie info
> and create something to emulate VMS version number, probably lock file,
> to re-read cookies when changed? Too much disk activities?

I think that was discussed, but I don't recall what the reasoning against 
it was.

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