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Re: errata for cookie spec

From: Dave Kristol <dmk@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 97 13:52:38 EST
Message-Id: <9702141852.AA22289@zp>
To: koen@win.tue.nl
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com, www-talk@www10.w3.org
X-Mailing-List: <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com> archive/latest/2366
>  > 1. The section `Compatibility with MS's implementation' states the problem,
>  > but no solution.

Here's my try at Koen's words about non-conforming user agents.  Let
me know what you think.

     Therefore, servers should be aware of the capabilities of user
     agents when they send complex cookies that use this specification.
     If a request is received from a user agent whose behavior with
     respect to cookies is unknown, a server can determine its
     compatibility with this specification by first returning a simple
     non-persistent Set-Cookie response; it should then examine the
     Cookie header of any subsequent request.  The presence of the
     $Version attribute implies conformance with this specification.

Dave Kristol
Received on Friday, 14 February 1997 11:07:49 UTC

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