Import cookie permissions from other browsers

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

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Core
Networking: Cookies
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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
14 years ago
14 years ago

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(Reporter: thesh_bugs, Assigned: Darin Fisher)

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007

I was wondering if you could make it possible to import cookie permissions from
other browsers like internet explorer. I used IE for a while before changing to
Mozilla, and when using programs like Spyware Blaster that blacklists many
cookies for IE the list had grown huge. I decided to go ahead and manually
import them, and that had taken an incredibly long time as you may imagine. Just
like you can import address books and bookmarks, I figure some people will want
to import the cookies from other browsers as well. For IE in windows 98 (not
sure if it is the same in other MS OS's, but I imagine it is), the list is
stored in the registry at the following location and as you can see if you look
at it, it is very easy to decipher.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet
Settings\P3P\History

It should be able to import from many browsers like IE, Netscape, different
Mozilla/Firebird profiles, Opera, and any other semi-popular browser.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:

Comment 1

14 years ago
is this covered by patch for bug 185689 ?
(Reporter)

Comment 2

14 years ago
It doesn't look like it is covered in that bug to me for two reaosns:

1) It only deals with Internet Explorer, and I want this to happen with all
major browsers

2) It doesn't handle the cookie whitelist/blacklist, and that is the entire
point of this bug

Updated

14 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: Import cookie permissions from other browsers? → Import cookie permissions from other browsers
Migration should be an embeddor responsibility, and implementing a global
migrator in the backend is a bad idea, especially on a piecemeal basis (i.e.
per-module).  Seamonkey won't have a migrator, and Firefox already does this, so
its not needed anyway.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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