Re: [http-state] Date parsing (was Re: consensus call: cookie server conformance)

Daniel Stenberg <daniel@haxx.se> Mon, 31 January 2011 14:00 UTC

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Subject: Re: [http-state] Date parsing (was Re: consensus call: cookie server conformance)
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On Mon, 31 Jan 2011, Dan Winship wrote:

> "The user agent MUST use an algorithm equivalent to the following algorithm 
> to parse a cookie-date." If you reject some dates that the 5.1.1 algorithm 
> would accept, then your algorithm is not equivalent.

Right, and I realize I have myself to blame for expressing myself sloppy in my 
first statement, but I was actually comparing my parser's strictness to a few 
browsers' parsers that I know are more liberal in what they parse than what 
the current spec say.

You can all stop pointing fingers now. I'll deal with my parser's compliance, 
and you can deal with yours.

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  / daniel.haxx.se