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Re: HTTPOnly Cookies Specification

From: Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2008 10:20:57 +0000
To: Daniel Stenberg <daniel@haxx.se>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20081123102057.GC29843@shareable.org>

Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> >What would really be useful would be for someone to pull an HTML5 on 
> >cookies, documenting how they are actually parsed (ie, not like the 
> >Netscape spec or either RFC says), how the path and domain parameters are 
> >actually used (ie, not like the Netscape spec or either RFC says), etc.
> 
> Such a "someone" would preferably come from one of the major browsers' 
> camps then as they should have the best knowledge about how this truly 
> works. However that would also bring up a fair amount of interepretation 
> issues and differences between the browsers and it will not be an easy task 
> to write a docs with _single_ "how they are actually done" explanation.

I think a document which describes the behaviour "actually done" while
acknowledging and explaining differences between major browsers - and
therefore what is identical between them - would be even more useful
than one which pretends they're all the same, like HTML5 seems to.

-- Jamie
Received on Sunday, 23 November 2008 10:21:33 GMT

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