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Re: Changing the reference in written cookie files

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2012 15:27:47 +0100 (CET)

On Fri, 23 Dec 2011, Dan Fandrich wrote:

> # Netscape HTTP Cookie File
> #
> # This file was generated by libcurl! Edit at your own risk.
> I'm happy leaving this as is, but changing the contents of the page at that
> URL so that it references RFC 6265 and any other relevant standards.
> Actually, that page right now also doesn't actually mention anything about
> the format of the file as written by libcurl, so that's something else that
> could be added for completeness to any mention of cookie semantics.

I don't want to change the contents of that file since it is also commonly
referred to from all over as the acutal original Netscape cookie "spec" (since
the original one is no longer hosted by

But you're right. That page and the new RFC neither describe the actual file
format or anything.

I suggest we change the text in the cookie file header to point to a new URL
that serves as a generic cookie info landing page that describes where to find
the standards, some basic how-to stuff for curl and cookies, the used file
format etc.

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Received on 2012-01-03