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yum. cookies. never figured out to add a
<target='oatmeal_with_chocolate_chips'> feature. bummer. would make the
interwebs certainly tastier!


On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 1:04 PM, Geoffrey Myers <lists at serioustechnology.com
> wrote:

> Finally figured out the problem. An errant Target= tag element. All is now
> well with my cookies.
>
> --
> From my iPhone
> Geoffrey Myers
>
> On Apr 26, 2013, at 4:44 PM, Phil Turmel <philip at turmel.org> wrote:
>
> >
> > On 04/26/2013 03:29 PM, Geoffrey Myers wrote:
> >> So, still wrestling with this. Scenario:
> >>
> >> 1. Frame of page creates a cookie. Another frame in that page retrieves
> all cookies, does not see the new cookie.
> >>
> >> 2. Totally separate page on another tab creates a cookie. Both frames
> of other tab see this cookie.
> >>
> >> Why aren't the cookies created in frame 1 seen by frame 2?
> >>
> >> 2nd tab does not see the cookie created by first frame either.
> >>
> >> Cookies are not page specific. What is going on?
> >
> > This isn't correct.  The 'path' component of a cookie makes it at least
> > partially page-specific, and the domain of the cookie triggers many
> > visibility restrictions.  Some of those are explained in the
> > specification, but other restrictions have been added to browsers to
> > limit cross-site hacks.
> >
> > Short of letting others look at the pages in question, it will probably
> > be difficult to help.   At least a trace of the request and response
> > headers for each page and frame would be needed.
> >
> > (I'm definitely not an expert on these topics, but I can spot some of
> > the common flaws if they are staring me in the face.)
> >
> > Phil
> >
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