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Re: HELP -- NETREAD hangs when loading URL that sets cookie.

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 01 Mar 1999 13:32:36 -0500
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To: Abe Lederman <lederman@roadrunner.com>, www-lib@w3.org
At 20:34 2/28/99 -0500, Abe Lederman wrote:
>I posted this email about a week ago and have gotten no response. Sorry
>for reposting it.


>When I do a POST (problem also occurs when doing a GET) against a HTTP
>1.0 server, and a Set-Cookie header is returned, libwww hangs in the
>NETREAD call in HTReader.c
>The problem doesn't occur if the Set-Cookie header isn't returned, and
>the problem doesn't occur when talking to a newer 1.1 server.

libwww doesn't know anything about cookies and I can successfully point the
mget sample app


linked from


at http://www.netscape.com which exactly returns a HTTP/1.0 response with a
set-cookie header field.

Could you try and run this sample app?

Henrik Frystyk Nielsen,
World Wide Web Consortium
Received on Monday, 1 March 1999 13:32:52 UTC

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