[nycphp-talk] safari and sessions?

Felix Shnir felix.shnir at
Mon Mar 17 15:57:50 EDT 2008

Well, dunno if this is going to be very helpful, but Safari tends to chew on
cookies if it crashes...


On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 2:34 PM, Marc Antony Vose <suzerain at>

> Hi there:
> At the moment, I'm only speculating as to the cause of my problem, but
> I operate an online store, and we have a custom-built cart (which is
> complex, and so could therefore have issues in any number of places
> that I can't explain here), but we've got a new and problematic trend.
> The trend is that some of our carts are ending up with information
> missing (inventories of items, specifically)...but the thing is, it
> seems to be happening only to Safari users.  This is a store that's
> been live for almost 4 years, and we've had our share of bugs here and
> there, but generally it's been functioning properly.  This is new, and
> I just am at this point thinking it has something to do with the
> proliferation of Safari 3.x, although I haven't definitively concluded
> this yet.
> I should point out that I use OS X, and so Safari is often my primary
> test browser, and I can't actually replicate any of the problems users
> are reporting to us, but it seems that every one that is reporting a
> problem is a Safari user, so there's something fishy going on somewhere.
> Is anyone aware of any subtle changes in Safari 3 that could cause
> problems with maintaining sessions or cookies?
> Thanks for any insight.
> Cheers,
> Marc
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