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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Needless to say, I have my browser configured to refuse these particular cookies.

    You shouldn't need to. The cookie spec [netscape.com] says that these cookies are invalid: Any domain that fails within one of the seven special top level domains listed below only require two periods. Any other domain requires at least three. The seven special top level domains are: "COM", "EDU", "NET", "ORG", "GOV", "MIL", and "INT".

    • You're absolutely right, I should not need to tell my browser to reject these cookies.

      Unfortunately Mozilla 1.6 will happily accept them. A quick test after visiting The Age [theage.com.au] and then Perl Training Australia [perltraining.com.au] reveals that the s_eq and s_cc cookies provided by the former are presenter to the later.

      W3M rejects the cookies, as does MSIE. I don't have any other browsers handy at the moment with which to test. So yes, it appears that Mozilla is doing the wrong thing.

      Bad Mozilla. No cookie.