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Re: Apache and cookies

From: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 1996 22:14:14 +0200 (MET DST)
Message-Id: <199609262014.WAA00439@wsooti04.win.tue.nl>
To: robh@imdb.com
Cc: koen@win.tue.nl, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
X-Mailing-List: <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com> archive/latest/1646
Rob Hartill:
>Koen Holtman wrote:
>>Question: Does Apache send cookies in its default configuration?
>No, but it's long been known that people have mistakenly included
>the mod_cookies *optional* module thinking that it enables cookie support
>in Apache. It doesn't (you don't need a module to do it). What this
>module does is enable a site to log a user's click path through a site.
>People haven't bothered to check what the modules actually do, they
>make assumptions based on the names.
>The module has been renamed for the next release.

Rob, Ben, Jeremey,

Thanks for your quick replies.  I guess I can sleep easy; it looks
like the unintentional cookie problem problem will be gone by the time
draft-ietf-http-state-mgmt-03.txt starts being deployed.

Browsing the apache site, I did find something about mod_cookies, but
I could not find any information about the place of this module in the
bigger picture.

Received on Thursday, 26 September 1996 13:17:54 UTC

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