[pmwiki-users] Cookie conflict
nospam at eton.ca
Sun Sep 11 14:00:55 CDT 2005
At 2005-09-11 11:38 AM -0700, Mark Hamilton is rumored to have said:
>Does anyone have any ideas about I can get around this hassle? Keep in
>mind that I'm not a coder but I can follow instructions fairly well.
I don't have an exact solution, but I think I know what the problem is.
Cookies are identified by their name (such as "author") and by the
server domain (such as "neil.eton.ca"). So if two cookies are set
with the same name and same server domain, there will be a conflict.
The cookie ignores any subdirectory so neil.eton.ca/pmwiki/ and
neil.eton.ca/wordpress/ will happily (??!!) conflict.
One solution is to use different subdomains as in pmwiki.eton.ca and
Another solution ( and a far better one) is for the programs setting
cookies to use a unique prefix, such as "pmw_author" and "wp_author".
I suspect that the PmWiki cookie name could be controlled by the
config.php file, but that may introduce problems with scripts that
access the cookie by name. I would hope that most scripts would just
user the $Author (?) variable inside PmWiki.
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