Re: netscape cookies

Bernt Nilsson (bkn@ida.liu.se)
Tue, 7 Jan 1997 19:12:19 +0100 (MET)


Date: Tue, 7 Jan 1997 19:12:19 +0100 (MET)
From: Bernt Nilsson <bkn@ida.liu.se>
Subject: Re: netscape cookies
To: gail@elara.tripos.com
cc: www-html@www10.w3.org
In-Reply-To: <199612241624.KAA29174@xhost2>
Message-ID: <ML-2.3.852660739.5758.bkn@obel6.ida.liu.se>

> 
> Thanks to everybody who sent me information about cookies.
> I have found that the problem was that Internet Explorer
> was much more finicky about the date format than Netscape.
> I was leaving out the time field.  The date must
> be exactly like:
> 
> Wdy, DD-Mon-YYYY HH:MM:SS GMT
> 
> Gail
> 

In ftp://ftp.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-http-state-mgmt-05.txt,
section 10.1.2 there are some notes about quoting of "Expires" value in
cookies.

I did not read all of it, I just got curious about the "Expires" syntax (well,
that is another story... English date formats are not obvious to someone in
Sweden..., one might have used YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS instead :-) and searched for
that, but it seem to me that the author suggests the use of "Max-Age" instead
of "Expires"... maybe I'm wrong?

 -- Bernt