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Re: lynx-dev Set-cookie requests omitting "GMT" from 'expires'

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Set-cookie requests omitting "GMT" from 'expires'
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2001 15:14:50 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.2.5i

On Thu, Nov 22, 2001 at 07:58:33PM -0500, David Mosher wrote:
> Using Lynx Version 2.8.3rel.1, I recently began experiencing difficulty in
> accessing the New York Times (NYT) site.  I believe I have identified the
> cookie-related problem and, even though it appears to be the "fault" of that

I noticed this also - in the past month (and since I had first started using
nyt with lynx 2.8.3, was puzzled.  I guess it's a recent change to the site,

>   1) Since "GMT" is the "only legal time zone" for Netscape-style cookies,
>      should otherwise well-formed Set-cookie requests be rejected simply
>      for omitting it?

I'm inclined to add some error-recovery
>   2) (cont.) Might it be possible to have the trace log flag rejected
>      cookies in a more obvious manner? 


Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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