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

"Yngve N. Pettersen (Developer Opera Software ASA)" <yngve@opera.com> Mon, 15 March 2010 09:54 UTC

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On Mon, 15 Mar 2010 09:16:47 +0100, Daniel Stenberg <daniel@haxx.se> wrote:

> On Mon, 15 Mar 2010, Yngve N. Pettersen (Developer Opera Software ASA)  
> wrote:
>
>> * cookie-name should not be allowed to start with "$". I would prefer a  
>> MUST NOT, but a SHOULD NOT might be sufficient.
>
> Have anyone tried to check how common such cookie names are? And  
> related: are there existing widely used cookie implementations where  
> using a such a name cause problems?

Our information from our 2008 MAMA  
<http://dev.opera.com/articles/view/mama/ > spider run of 3.5 million URLs  
found 60 URLs that set cookies with names starting with $, but there were  
only 4 name variations, the largest group apparently originating with a  
single web development company with offices in North Carolina, South  
Carolina and Georgia, and websites for companies/cities in that area.




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Sincerely,
Yngve N. Pettersen

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