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[whatwg] HTML Cookie API

From: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 08:33:57 -0800
Message-ID: <5c4444771002240833j706bafafo11ff42025eafac36@mail.gmail.com>
On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 10:22 PM, Darin Fisher <darin at chromium.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 9:21 PM, Adam Barth <w3c at adambarth.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 9:15 PM, Jonas Sicking <jonas at sicking.cc> wrote:
>> > On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 8:56 PM, Adam Barth <w3c at adambarth.com> wrote:
>> >> The document.cookie API is kind of terrible. ?Web developers shouldn't
>> >> have to parse a cookie-string or prepare a properly formated
>> >> set-cookie-string. ?Here's a proposal for an HTML cookie API that
>> >> isn't as terrible:
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AZpchfQ5mBrEZGQ0cDh3YzRfMTRmdHFma21kMg&hl=en
>> >>
>> >> I'd like to propose we include this API in a future version of HTML.
>> >> As always, feedback welcome.
>
> I have frequently seen code like this:
>
> document.cookie = "foo=1";
> if (document.cookie.indexOf("foo") == -1) return;
> document.cookie = "bar=2";
> if (document.cookie.indexOf("bar") == -1) return;
>
> I presume it is not uncommon for web authors to want to know if the cookies
> were set. ?Maybe there should be an optional error callback on
> document.setCookie?

Done.

Adam
Received on Wednesday, 24 February 2010 08:33:57 UTC

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