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Re: lynx-dev : persistently reject all cookies (was --post_data, ...)

From: brian j. pardy
Subject: Re: lynx-dev : persistently reject all cookies (was --post_data, ...)
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 12:50:30 -0700 (PDT)

On Wed, 14 Oct 1998, Serge MUNHOVEN wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 14, 1998 at 09:52:13AM -0700, brian j. pardy wrote:
>  >  I'm not sure if I would always want the always/never choice saved between
>  >  sessions -- generally if I know I explicitly do not ever want any cookies
>  >  from a site I will add them by hand, but I usually hit "neVer" in response
>  >  to any cookie offering from a site that I don't want them from. I don't
>  >  (personally) want to have that stored between sessions.
> Well I just used to hit "neVer", ignoring the existence of a configurable
> COOKIE_REJECT_DOMAINS. With my brand-new cookie-jar I naively expected having
> to hit it just once for all now. Even knowing about the variable now, IMHO one
> should be able to decide on the fly as the cookie is proposed, leaving the
> option to refuse persistently or for the session.

As long as the asking is user-settable, I wouldn't have a problem with it.
It's annoying enough having to hit 'v' for every other link I follow, to
also have to make the decision of "will I *ever* want a cookie from this
place again?" might overwhelm me. :)

I think this would be something to save for 2.8.2, though, because it would
require either A) moving COOKIE_REJECT_DOMAINS into the cookie file, or 
B) writing to .lynxrc a whole lot more often than we are right now, both
of which I think are too much of a change this close to a release.

If anyone else wants to give it a try, though...

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