Re: [http-state] non-ASCII cookie values (was Re: Closing Ticket 3: Public Suffixes)

Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> Wed, 03 February 2010 07:38 UTC

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On Feb 2, 2010, at 11:34 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> Adam Barth wrote:
>> ...
>> I've added some basic tests using non-ASCII characters (in this case
>> Chinese): charset0001, charset0002, charset0003.  IE, Firefox, Chrome,
>> and Opera handle these cookies fine.  Safari does something strange
>> that I haven't tracked down yet.
>> ...
> 
> Could you please elaborate on what means "handles fine"? After all, it's not specified, right?

I assume he means that the same bytes that come in as part of the value in a Set-Cookie header get sent out in a future Cookie header, even if they are non-ASCII.

I am curious if the Cookie name, and not just the value, can contain non-ASCII in existing implementations.

Regards,
Maciej