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Re: lynx-dev Invalid cookies

From: Leonid Pauzner
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Invalid cookies
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 15:57:45 +0300 (MSK)

7-Nov-2002 00:05 Philip Webb wrote:
> 020315 Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
>> What makes a cookie invalid? How can this be fixed/prevented?
>> (And what difference does it make if it's "invalid" anyway?)

> --- somewhat obscure dialog shortened ---
>> Your board keeps wanting to set three invalid cookies,
>> which really impinges upon its usability and upon my nerves.
>> "Accept invalid cookie path=/cgi-bin/ikonboard/ikonboard.cgi
>> as a prefix of '/cgi-bin/ikonboard/ikonb..."  That's as muchi
>> as shows on my screen, but ought to be enough to troubleshoot.
> --- end of dialog ---

I saw this also, with for example (it is in Russian,
sorry, may send a trace log).
I have a feeling lynx assume perfectly valid prefix as invalid one when it
is not ended with "/" (cookie path prefix means a path substring, right?).

> this has come up twice before, one time being me: see below.
> Lynx should honor the instruction ne`V'er to accept a cookie
> also in cases where the cookie is invalid: at present, it keeps asking.
> obviously, it's a simple oversight when cookie support was added long ago.

> it's a daily irritant for me reading the news via Yahoo/Reuter/AP.
> please could someone fix it? TD? anyone else? really, it should be easy.

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