[nycphp-talk] P3P and MSIE6 cookies

Chris Snyder chris at
Tue Feb 4 15:44:04 EST 2003

Analysis & Solutions wrote:

>Hey Folks:
>On Tue, Feb 04, 2003 at 03:10:32PM -0500, Chris Snyder wrote:
>>I've just been bitten by an IE6 cookie problem: a customer has a Privacy 
>>profile in his Internet Options that only allows cookies from sites with 
>>a "compact privacy policy" based on P3P. Well, that's just peachy, but 
>>it means they can't use my site until I create one or they change their 
>Which is exactly why it's best to design sites that don't rely on any 
>client side programming.  Your site will always work regardless of what 
>browser or preferences are used.  For more info on this, check out my 
>diatribe at
While it's true that URI query strings may be superior to cookies for 
passing session information, what happens when a user copy-and-pastes 
the URL into an email client and sends it to their friends?

Even if you tied the session to an IP address, a user coming in through 
an AOL proxy would get dropped on their next request. Or am I being 
naive about this?


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