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Re: [lynx-dev] query re cookie file

From: RobertM
Subject: Re: [lynx-dev] query re cookie file
Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 16:24:42 +0100 (BST)


It is alleged that address@hidden once typed:
> Thomas Dickey <address@hidden> said:
> My .lynx_cookies file doesn't contain any _duplicate_ cookies, i.e.,
> cookies that are identical to each other, but it does contain many
> instances of multiple cookies that seem to apply to the same site.

This is fairly normal, and you see it a lot with sites like yahoo.

> For example, if I grep for "", I get:
>      TRUE    /       FALSE   1271361600      B       
> 3qvsn38t74986&b=2
>      TRUE    /       FALSE   1271361600      U       
> mt=mchCeJ2MhYsppd4m1baBKCfVsFi4PC.xHr0-&ux=lvnW.A&un=6hqisftoagn37
>      TRUE    /       FALSE   1271361600      Y       
> v=1&n=6hqisftoagn37&l=m3ij0hhrzvx/o&p=m1p022m811000h00&r=7e&lg=us&intl=us
>      TRUE    /       FALSE   1271361600      T       
>    FALSE   /       FALSE   1271361600      YTV     
> v=1&l=us_MA20483&zip=02134
>       FALSE   /       FALSE   1334187663      PRF     s=1
> Ignoring the last two, that's four different cookies that apply to
>  (No, I don't know what any of them mean.)
> Is Lynx supposed to be storing multiple cookies like that?  If


> so, which one (or is it all of them?) is supposed to get sent to
> when it asks Lynx for my cookie(s)?

All of them will be returned to yahoo, and if you go to the and the cookies will be returned.

Have a look at rfc 2109 for all the ugly details.

  "Ask not what I can do for the stupid, 
         but what the stupid can do for me" - Graeme Garden

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