David A McInnis
david at dataovation.com
Mon Nov 19 20:45:31 CET 2001
That is what I understood. Just checking. Thanks for the quick response.
From: Skip Montanaro [mailto:skip at pobox.com]
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2001 11:11 AM
To: david at dataovation.com
Subject: Re: Cookies
David> I want to read the values of a cookie that was placed on my
David> computer by a web site. I opened it up and it appears to be
David> encoded. Is there anyway to decode the values?
Cookies are nothing more than key/value pairs. Subject to certain
limitations (length, character set), I believe web sites are welcome to
encode the values any way they want, so the short answer is, "no". If you
know what steps were taken to encode the value, you may be able to decode
it, but that's not always going to be trivial.
Skip Montanaro (skip at pobox.com - http://www.mojam.com/)
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