Changing site cookie prefs from Block to Allow for Session ignored

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 334363

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RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 334363
12 years ago
11 years ago

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(Reporter: robrwo, Unassigned)

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Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-GB; rv:1.8.0.5) Gecko/20060731 Ubuntu/dapper-security Firefox/1.5.0.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-GB; rv:1.8.0.5) Gecko/20060731 Ubuntu/dapper-security Firefox/1.5.0.5

When Firefox is configured to Block cookies from a site, if one changes the preferences for that site in the Exceptions dialog by entering the address of the web site and choosing Allow for Session, the preference for that site is *not* changed.

One has to manually scroll through the (large!) list, remove the site in question, and re-add it.

Note that I have "Allow sites to set cookies" and "for the originating site only" checked, along with "ask me every time"

Reproducible: Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. In Preferences | Privacy, check "Allow sites to set cookies" and
   "for the originating site only" tick boxes
2. Set Keep Cookies to "Ask Every time"
3. Visit a site that uses cookies, and when asked, block the cookie
   (with remember preference checked). Preferably a site that complains
   when one has cookies disabled.
4. Exit Firefox
5. Restart Firefox
6. Visit site. Note complaints about cookies not being used.
7. Go to Preferences | Privacy | Exceptions.
8. Enter site in dialog box and choose Allow for Session
9. Close prefs menu.
10. Go to Preferences | Privacy | Exceptions
11. Scroll down to look for site. It is marked as Block.
Actual Results:  
Site preference is unchanged.

Expected Results:  
Site preference should have been changed.

Comment 1

12 years ago
Confirmed on similar platform, ubuntu, 1.5.0.5, en-US
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 2

12 years ago
Confirmed on similar platform, Firefox v2.0, en-US

Comment 3

12 years ago
Confirmed on Firefox 2.0.0.1 on Mac OS X 10.4.8, en-US (yes, different platform).  Additionally, suppose changing foobar.com from "Allow for session" to "Allow".  Dialog continues to show "Allow for session" in entry for foobar.com after "Allow" button is pushed, until selecting the foobar.com entry, when it updates and changes to "Allow".  Closing and re-entering the dialog, however, shows it again as "Allow for session".

This behavior also seems to mimic that in a Windows report, Bug 334363;  as in that one, removing and re-adding the entry works as it should.  Is this a cross-platform bug?

Comment 4

11 years ago
confirmed on trunk (and probably branches), see dupe
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 334363
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