Cookie not set when page posted from Mail when Disable cookies in mail is set




15 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: rbywater, Assigned: darin.moz)


Windows 2000

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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20030925
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20030925

If you have a Post Form in a Mail message and Post to an external web page (i.e.
one of the web) which sets a cookie, the cookie is not set when Disable Cookies
in Mail & Newsgroups is ticked (in Edit/Preferences/Privay & Settings).
The cookie is being set from outside of Mail so I don't see why the cookie
should be blocked.
Also if the Browser isn't open, the Post doesn't work properly either if the
above setting is set. (i.e. the Post data doesn't get read by the browser
although it is sent -- I checked this using Live HTTP Headers).

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a Post Form in a Mail Message which points to a web server
2. Have the Posted-to page try and set a cookie
3. Go to another page which trys to then read from the cookie

Actual Results:  
Cookie value not set

Expected Results:  
Cookie value should be set and readible

Comment 1

15 years ago
Option location should actually be Edit/Preferences/Privacy & Security/Cookies -
I just can't spell :)

Comment 2

15 years ago
when you submit the form, does the response from the site load in the mail pane
or in a new browser window?

also, i don't see how the post behavior is affected by this pref, so i'll ignore
that part :)

Comment 3

15 years ago
Response loads in Browser window (new if one not open or existing if one is open).

I don't really see how the POST behaviour is related either but turning the
setting off fixed the POST problem too so I guess may still be related (Perhaps
if fix one first and then see what happens :) )

Comment 4

15 years ago
ok, then this might be valid...

i wonder if the firstURI check is failing here, or perhaps the docshell walking?
darin, what's the expected behavior in this case - would you expect the docshell
walk to give APP_TYPE_MAIL here?

Comment 5

15 years ago
also, do you have a mail message testcase you can post here?
For what it is worth, when i have a plain-text email with a url to a page that
sets a cookie, and i click the link, the "ask before storing a cookie" dialog
pops up. That page is opened in a new window.
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