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Friday February 18th, 2000

What *one* feature would you most like Mozilla to have by final release? If it's already on the slate to be in the final release, let us know why it's important to you. Just click the Responses link to join the conversation! Our forums are quite civil, and we'd love to hear your opinions.


#133 why it's useful to see cookie content

by ory <oryw@mindspring.com>

Sunday February 20th, 2000 11:26 AM

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While the actual content of a cookie is pretty useless, the name of it is often useful. For example, ZDNet sets a cookie called useragent which I assume saves their backend software from having ot parse it out of the headers every time you pull a page. This is a pretty harmless cookie and is realy used in an appropriate manner, so I accept it.

On the other hand, ad server cookies are used in a manner I disagree with, i.e. to track my surfing habits without asking me first. (The whole idea that you can set a cookie on an image URL is kind of silly anyhow, but that's a whole otehr story). I think that this is sneaky so i don't accept a cookie caled "adserverid", for example.

My point is that the content of a cookie can be useful in determining whether or not you think its to your advantage to accept it or deny it.

At any rate, from what I've read about the whole XUL interface it seems like it would be quite easy to show as much or as little info as you want on a dialog box.