[thelist] cookies

David Prowak prowak at yahoo.com
Fri May 18 11:33:27 CDT 2001


Could you explain how you'd pass cookies
from angelinfo.com to angel-info.com.
Since they're different domains, I'd like to
know this is done.


--- Mike Hardaker <mike at angloinfo.com> wrote:
> > this is sort of scary. but since the domains which
> can exchange cookies
> > (all MS's) are probably hardcoded in the browser
> it's not all that much
> > of a security concern, is it? or is there some
> ie5.5 proprietary way to
> > exchange cookies? does anyobdy know more about
> this?
> It's a server-side issue, not browser-specific.
> In essence, it's easy to pass cookies to another
> site, but night-on
> impossible to *grab* them from another site. And, as
> long as the sites are
> related domains under the smae ownership., this
> isn't all that bad (IMO).
> However, if I started passing cookies to a third
> party, say, then I think a
> major breach of trust would be involved...
> For example, I have angloinfo.com and
> anglo-info.com. Both are the same
> site, with the latter address really only there to
> catch typos. If I chose
> to implement cookie-passing between the two, I don't
> think I'd be doing
> anything wrong.
> However, if I passed the cookies on to another
> company, I think that would
> be, well, bad...
> -------------------
> Mike Hardaker
> Founder & Publisher
> AngloINFO
> www.angloinfo.com (Web)
> wap.angloinfo.com (WAP)
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