Re: [http-state] draft-ietf-httpstate-cookie-05 posted

"Yngve N. Pettersen (Developer Opera Software ASA)" <yngve@opera.com> Thu, 11 March 2010 23:14 UTC

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On Thu, 11 Mar 2010 22:05:34 +0100, Daniel Stenberg <daniel@haxx.se> wrote:

> On Wed, 10 Mar 2010, Adam Barth wrote:
>
>>          <t>To maximize compatibility with user agents, servers SHOULD  
>> use
>>          sane-cookie-dates before 2036 due to 32-bit "time_t" rollover.
>>          Hopefully the industry will resolve this issue in some way as  
>> 2036
>>          approaches.</t>
>
> Did you actually mean 2038 or is there any particular reason why there's  
> a margin? See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2038_problem


As I recall, at least some years ago, the documentation for several 32-bit  
time_t functions I've used clearly specified that the conversion methods  
to/from time_t were only valid until a specific date in 2036.


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Sincerely,
Yngve N. Pettersen

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