Re: netscape cookies

Peter Flynn (
23 Dec 1996 21:54:49 +0000 (GMT)

Date: 23 Dec 1996 21:54:49 +0000 (GMT)
From: Peter Flynn <>
Subject: Re: netscape cookies
In-reply-to: <9612232019.AA00612@mercury> (
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Gail writes:
   I hope that someone can point me to some information to
   help solve this problem. 

   I have developed an intranet system for tracking defects that
   remembers the user's name and e-mail address using a
   "cookie".  This works fine using Netscape 2.0 and 3.0.  It
   doesn't seem to work at all using Internet Explorer 3.0.

   I am setting the cookie by doing:

   Content-type: text/html
   Set cookie: bug_user=gail; expires=Thursday, December 31, 1998 ; path=/

I'm fairly sure (but not certain) that you can't have an HTTP response
header name containing a space (ie "Set cookie"). Isnt it
"Set-cookie"? Equally, your "expires" value has spaces: I think it
should be in quotes. How are you forcing this? With the META element
or by doctoring your server?