Bug#491150: errors on package description page

gregor herrmann gregoa at debian.org
Thu Jul 17 14:46:31 UTC 2008

On Thu, 17 Jul 2008 10:36:00 +0200, Gerfried Fuchs wrote:

> > "RFC 2109 reccomends that the minimal cookie size supported by the
> > client is 4096 bytes. This has become a pretty standard value, and if
> > your server sends larger cookies than that it's considered a no-no."
> > 1.'reccomends' should be 'recommends'

Thanks for spotting this; already fixed in our subversion repository.

> > 2. More importantly, 'minimal' should in all likelihood be 'maximum'.

I'm not so sure about that point. RFC 2109 [0] says in "6.3
Implementation limits":

  Furthermore, general-use user agents should provide each of the
  following minimum capabilities [..]

   * at least 4096 bytes per cookie (as measured by the size of the
     characters that comprise the cookie non-terminal in the
     syntax description of the Set-Cookie header) [..]
  User agents created for specific purposes or for limited-capacity
  devices should provide at least 20 cookies of 4096 bytes,               

As I understand this section, "minimal cookie size" seems quite ok.

Other comments?



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