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IE 4.5 ignoring cookies?

From: Neil Gulati <ngulati@scu.edu.au>
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 1999 11:16:15 +1000 (EST)
Message-Id: <199909160116.LAA18518@cyclops.scu.edu.au>
To: www-talk@w3.org
This is a new query regarding browser behaviour with cookies.
I am not sure if it is off-subject. Please just let me know if so.

I have a modified Apache 1.3.6 serving a CGI with a FORM that runs
as an automatic redirect when a protected page fails its authentication.
That CGI posts to another that sends a "Set-Cookie:" header to supply
authentication information (I am using mod_auth_cookie too).

The system works beautifully, for instance, on an iMac running Netscape.
The very same iMac running IE 4.5 for Mac doesn't even SEE the cookie
coming in, apparently. Having set cookies to "Ask for every cookie" the
page from the CGI with the "Set-Cookie" header comes in and IE does NOT
ask if I want to accept the cookie. It is apparently ignoring it for some
reason. As I said, the identical operation does work for Netscape.

I would really like to know if this is some stupid configuration detail
I have not got right for IE or if IE is in fact badly non-compliant in
some way. I am a bit clueless but I will continue to narrow this down
by setting up some CGIs that don't automatically redirect and just try
to find out if I can set any sort of cookie at all with IE 4.5.

Hoping to hear from you guys, though...
Thanks for your attention,
Received on Wednesday, 15 September 1999 21:16:00 UTC

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