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[Lynx-dev] Re: Are Cookies Working Correctly in Lynx 2.8?

From: Owen Leibman
Subject: [Lynx-dev] Re: Are Cookies Working Correctly in Lynx 2.8?
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2011 23:54:58 -0800 (PST)

Resending this message. I have followed this mailing list since I sent it, and 
rare indeed has been the message which has not received a reply. This message 
would seem to be the exception. Perhaps I just sent it a bad time, or perhaps 
it was because I erroneously specified 2.8 and 2.7 instead of 2.8.8 and 2.8.7. 
At the time I wrote the message, the lynx version which seemed not to be 
handling cookies correctly was 2.8.8dev.3. I just tried the newest version 
2.8.8dev.8 (dated Jan. 10, 2011), and it handles cookies in the same manner as 
2.8.8dev.3, i.e. it associates the cookie (incorrectly in my opinion) with a 
specific file name rather than directory name. Version 2.8.7 handles cookies as 
I expect it should (and as all other browsers which I've tested do), 
associating the cookie with the directory name rather than a specific file name.

--- On Wed, 8/25/10, Owen Leibman <address@hidden> wrote:

> From: Owen Leibman <address@hidden>
> Subject: Are Cookies Working Correctly in Lynx 2.8?
> To: address@hidden
> Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 10:35 PM
> Cookies don’t seem to be working as
> I would expect for lynx-cur (2.8.something) on ubuntu
> (10.4). The problem is demonstrated in the attached cookie
> file – the complete file name which created the cookie is
> stored rather than the directory, so other pages in that
> directory do not see the cookie. After noticing this
> problem, I did a complete build from source for 2.8.*, and
> saw the same problem. When I did a complete build from
> source for 2.7.*, there was no longer a problem – cookies
> behaved as I expected. The first line of the cookies file
> shows a 2.8 cookie incorrectly stored (from localhost); the
> next 5 show a 2.7 cookie correctly stored; the final line
> shows a 2.8 cookie incorrectly stored (from the web, just in
> case there was something special about localhost which
> triggered the error). I apologize for being a bit vague
> about the release numbers; my daughter has taken that PC
> away to school with her, so I don’t have immediate access
> to it,
>  but can get more exact details if needed. 


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