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

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Re: Are Cookies Working Correctly in Lynx 2.8?
Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2011 10:02:48 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, 4 Mar 2011, Owen Leibman wrote:

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.

This is more information (the file-name vs directory name).

Perhaps it's related to my 2.8.8dev.2 change for Debian #460108.
(Just looking at the changelog, I don't see any other interesting
cookie changes since 2.8.7).

--- 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.

Thomas E. Dickey

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