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

Daniel Stenberg <daniel@haxx.se> Fri, 12 March 2010 09:47 UTC

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On Fri, 12 Mar 2010, Yngve N. Pettersen (Developer Opera Software ASA) wrote:

>> 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.

Can you or anyone else find/point to any closer details on this? I would like 
to see this somewhat explained next to the mention of the magic year 2036 as 
the 32bit limit does not really end until 2038 so I'm sure a few others than 
me who will suspect that 2036 might be a typo.

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  / daniel.haxx.se