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RFC 6265, "HTTP State Management Mechanism", April 2011

Source of RFC: httpstate (app)

Errata ID: 4044
Status: Rejected
Type: Technical

Reported By: Pierre Lepropre
Date Reported: 2014-07-06
Rejected by: Barry Leiba
Date Rejected: 2014-07-12

Section 5.3 says:

Otherwise:

   Set the cookie's persistent-flag to false.

   Set the cookie's expiry-time to the latest representable
   date.

It should say:

Otherwise:

   Set the cookie's persistent-flag to false.

   Set the cookie's expiry-time to the latest representable
   date. This is a best-effort approach to ensure that the cookie 
   will effectively expire when "the current session is over" 
   (as defined by the user agent) and not anytime before.

Notes:

The second action item isn't necessarily obvious for an implementer/reader. If I got the intention right, then I believe it might improve the "user-friendly" rating of this document. Otherwise, it might still be beneficial to explicit a bit the reasoning behind that action.
--VERIFIER NOTES--
This report is actually an enhancement request. The discussion of this report on the http-state mailing list should be reviewed if the document is ever revised.

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