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Cookies not handled properly since Mozilla 1.7.x



13 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: Chris Allen, Unassigned)


Windows 2000

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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040803
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040803

Starting in Mozilla 1.7 and continuing through 1.7.2, cookies are not being
handled properly. I see the problem mostly with Ebay because I do a lot of
business there, but the problem is not limited to that site.

Specifically, the problem is twofold:
1) Saved cookies are not found by the host
2) Host cannot save new cookies - presents message "Your browser is not
accepting cookies".

I experience this on many different PCs, running Win2K and WinXP.  Sometimes
hitting the Back button and re-trying the operation succeeds...most times it
does not.

Reproducible: Sometimes
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Perform eBay search
2. Open numerous items in tabs (say, 20)
3. On each tab, click link to "Watch this item in My eBay"

Actual Results:  
After a few successful saves of item number into Watch list, eBay starts
prompting me to re-log in each time.  Sometimes this re-log in process succeeds,
and sometimes it does not.  When it does not, the subsequent behavior depends on
whether the eBay checkbox for "Keep me logged in" is checked.  If it is not
checked, the site continues to loop around to the login screen.  If it is
checked, the site displays a message stating that the browser is not accepting

Expected Results:  
Accepted and retained login cookies

I am not using any theme.

Comment 1

13 years ago
I believe I've noticed this too in my CVS builds - what seems to be happening
from my perspective is that mozilla is sending back every cookie ever set,
including old cookies that have been rewritten. This eventually can get to the
point where so much data is sent that the webserver chokes on it and won't let
you request the page!


> Reproducible: Sometimes
> Steps to Reproduce:
> 1. Perform eBay search
> 2. Open numerous items in tabs (say, 20)
> 3. On each tab, click link to "Watch this item in My eBay"

Comment 2

13 years ago
See also bug 266001
Product: Browser → Seamonkey

Comment 3

13 years ago
My browzer Mozilla 1.8 is set to allow all cookies, but some sites believe they
cannot set a cookie and they refuse to let me on their site

Comment 4

13 years ago
Mozilla 1.8 Alpha4 -- set to accept all cookies, but some sites dont believe
they can set a cookie and dont allow me on their pages.
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