#1114 Received cookie destroys existing IE cookie


Taken from forum post at http://www.rssbandit.org/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=1&TOPIC_ID=2080.

"One of my favorite forums is Gathering of tweakers.net (http://gathering.tweakers.net/) using React to generate her output to the requester in example a browser.
Every page in the forum, wether it is a topic or a subforumpage is shown as normal html, however React can generate a page as RSS by changing the word "forum" into "rss.php" like this:


Off course I started filling RSS Bandit with feeds from several topics. However, it seems RSS Bandit does not handle the allways-logged-in cookie very well, everytime a feed refresh is requested, Bandit logs me out of tweakers.net.
I feel that the problem lies with RSS Bandit as IE7 does not log me out when visiting an RSS Feed like http://gathering.tweakers.net/rss.php/list_activetopics.
Tweakers.net administrators are clouless about this too."

I could repro that here (IE 7 installed, XP SP2) with v1.5.0.15.

The routine we make the received cookies persisted to IE seems to cause that:

HttpCookieManager::GetCookies(HttpWebResponse response) {
if (response.Headers["Set-Cookie"] != null) {
InternetSetCookie(response.ResponseUri.AbsoluteUri, null, response.Headers["Set-Cookie"]);

If I jump over in Debugger, the embedded IE browsing behvior is correct (keep me logged in with the cookie), while if we exec. the code - we get knocked out (cookie destroyed?).


  • Torsten Rendelmann

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    I'm not the cookie content expert, but attached the cookie IE cache file content for review.
    File Added: tweakers.before.txt

  • Torsten Rendelmann

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    File Added: tweakers.after.txt

  • Dare Obasanjo

    Dare Obasanjo - 2007-07-29

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    I've commented out the code in GetCookies and we'll see if this harms any other scenarios.


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