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Re: lynx-dev Invalid cookies

From: Philip Webb
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Invalid cookies
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 06:55:57 -0500
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021108 address@hidden wrote:
> on Thu, 7 Nov 2002 00:05:13 -0500 "Philip Webb" <address@hidden>
>> since LP has been amusing himself cleaning up Lynx code,
>> here's another bug which has long been waiting to be squished:
> It is an irritant, but there is a workaround:
> Short answer:  use COOKIE_STRICT_INVALID_DOMAINS instead of LOOSE,
> if you want to reject the cookie.  Read on for the ugly details.

no, that's not a workaround: i would have to specify each domain,
but the problem is universal with all invalid cookies.

>> PW again: that's not the issue: if you say you NEVER want a cookie,
>> you shouldn't be asked again by Lynx if you want to accept an invalid one.
> Can't argue with that.

good (wry grin), so why is it so very difficult to get everyone
to concentrate on this, the bug i am calling attention to?

PW again again: when you say you "never" want a cookie from a domain,
Lynx should NEVER AGAIN (during that session) ask you
whether you want any cookie from that domain, incl invalid cookies;
at present, Lynx does ask you every time it is offered an invalid cookie.

it's a simple bug in the code,
an oversight from when cookie-handling was introduced:
it is probably a few characters in  1  line somewhere.

can someone please fix it?

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