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Leon Brocard (aka acme) is an orange-loving Perl eurohacker with many varied contributions to the Perl community, including the GraphViz module on the CPAN. YAPC::Europe was all his fault. He is still looking for a Perl Monger group he can start which begins with the letter 'D'.

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Thursday April 19, 2007
03:23 AM

JINC (2)

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Almost a year ago, I mentioned JINC: storing JSON IN a Cookie. Today I notice JSON Cookies, which "uses prototype.js and json.js to store and retrieve JSON data from cookies". Is it finally time for the idea to take off?
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  • "JINC" sounds like another great addition to the arsenal of free JavaScript libraries out there. Especially as a way to maintain state on the client side, it sounds badass.

    My eyebrows definitely raise though at the general mention of cookies for data storage. Cookies are just as untrustable as any other user input, and should never be relied on for authentication, authorization, or used to reflect the inner workings of a web site, or especially to hold any sensitive information.

    I was amazed back in my P