Re: [http-state] http-state Digest, Vol 10, Issue 8

Adam Barth <ietf@adambarth.com> Thu, 04 February 2010 01:50 UTC

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Subject: Re: [http-state] http-state Digest, Vol 10, Issue 8
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On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 5:28 PM, eric bianchetti
<eric_bianchetti@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I believe, but I might be utterly wrong, the old specifications (sorry I do not recal the RFC #) was :
>
> 1) the Domain MUST have 2 dots.
> 2) if Domain is not explicitly given (Domain = .domain.com) then the server that initiate the request will be the implicit domain; AND Path will not be taken in account.

That's correct.

> My opinion, for what it is worth, being we should keep the same behavior for backward compatibility.

We're interested in backward compatibility with implementations, not
with the specs.  If we had backwards compatibility with the specs,
we'd have to reject virtually every cookie in the world because
vanishingly few of them have a Version=1 attribute.  :)

Adam