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Id: 1816
Status: resolved
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Queue: libwww-perl

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Subject: HTTP::Cookies needs improved magic
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HTTP::Cookies can't read a Mozilla cookies file. The file is the same format as a Netscape cookies file minus the word "Netscape" in the first line of the cookie file. The HTTP::Cookies::Netscape::load method can handle this easily though: three_brian[192]$ diff 9c9,10 < $VERSION = sprintf("%d.%02d", q$Revision: 1.25 $ =~ /(\d+)\.(\d+)/); --- Show quoted text
> #$VERSION = sprintf("%d.%02d", q$Revision: 1.25 $ =~ /(\d+)\.(\d+)/); > $VERSION = 1.26;
745c746 < unless ($magic =~ /^\# Netscape HTTP Cookie File/) { --- Show quoted text
> unless ($magic =~ /^\#(?: Netscape)? HTTP Cookie File/) {
However, this is only a band-aid. HTTP::Cookies should be able to identify the type of file before it calls load. Once it recognizes the file type, it can re-bless the object then call load. This way, HTTP::Cookies::Netscape::load just has to skip all leading comments to start reading cookies, no matter the browser. The programmer does not have to know ahead of time what program created the cookie file either.

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