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Re: Cookies with blank expiry date

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2009 21:46:27 +0200 (CEST)

On Fri, 16 Oct 2009, Dima Barsky wrote:

>> Based on feedback I got on the http-state mailing list from a Firefox
>> developer on this topic, we should probably consider making _all_ failures
>> to parse the expire date as a reason to switch it to a session cookie and
>> not just on blank dates, as that seems to be what Firefox does. (Still to
>> be found out how others deal with such cookies)
> Sounds like a sensible idea to me. Do you need any help with that? I could
> run a few tests to find out how different browsers handle bad dates in
> cookies. If we agree to treat these failures as session cookies, the actual
> patch would be trivial.

Please go ahead, I have so much in my hands already so all the help I can get
is appreciated!

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Received on 2009-10-17