Re: [http-state] Is this an omission in the parser rules of draft-ietf-httpstate-cookie-21?

"Remy Lebeau" <remy@lebeausoftware.org> Fri, 04 February 2011 03:19 UTC

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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [http-state] Is this an omission in the parser rules of
draft-ietf-httpstate-cookie-21?
From: Adam Barth <ietf@adambarth.com>;
Date: Thu, February 03, 2011 7:12 pm
To: Remy Lebeau <remy@lebeausoftware.org>;
Cc: http-state@ietf.org

> I should be more clear.  Quotation marks are not special characters in
> cookie values.  They have no effect on how cookies are processed.  Any
> use of quotation marks by servers is pure superstition, just like
> using a leading "." before the value of the Domain attribute.

So the use of quotations around a cookie-value is opaque and the quotes
will be stored by the user agent and passed back to the server as-is. 
Ok.  Hopefully, I won't run up against any servers that still send
quoted cookie-av values.