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Re: Braindead server? or "What am I doing wrong?"

From: <S.N.Brodie@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 1997 10:45:35 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <9220.9706100945@strachey.ecs.soton.ac.uk>
To: snowhare@netimages.com (Benjamin Franz)
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
Benjamin Franz wrote:
> > 
> > It goes on to attempt to set a cookie, but I've got the browser
> > configured at my end to throw away cookies.   Hence, it attempts to
> > follow the redirect.  Then it just carries on talking to the server,
> > getting a response, reissuing the request and looping around [until]
> > a maximum number of redirects on a request.  Once the latter occurs,
> > it stops and complains of a redirect loop.
> [...]
> > What is Netscape & Internet Explorer doing that I don't?? 
> 
> Accepting the cookie. The server seriously wants that cookie. It will not
> stop looping until it gets it. :(

ARGH!

Thanks for the information.  Does NS/IE suffer the same problem if you
disable cookies in them too, then?

-- 
Stewart Brodie, Electronics & Computer Science, Southampton University.
http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~snb94r/
Received on Wednesday, 11 June 1997 05:02:58 GMT

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