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From Cris Perdue <c...@perdues.com>
Subject mod_jserv/3795: Problems with cookie expiration date formats
Date Fri, 29 Jan 1999 19:18:09 GMT

>Number:         3795
>Category:       mod_jserv
>Synopsis:       Problems with cookie expiration date formats
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    jserv
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Jan 29 11:20:00 PST 1999
>Originator:     cris@perdues.com
>Release:        1.3
Linux, JDK1.1, JServ 0.9.11
Expiration format

   "EEEE, dd-MMM-yy kk:mm:ss zz" 

hours could range up to 24, years only to 99.  (Won't support Y2K.)

   So from the Netscape cookie spec, I changed it in my copy to:

   "EEE, dd-MMM-yyyy HH:mm:ss 'GMT'"

This should improve reliability a bit.

The new format is working fine so far on our development site.
Telnet to the HTTP port and request any page that sets a cookie
with an expiration date.
See description.
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