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  • zeusbox Level 1 (0 points)
    Safari 4 doesn't solve cookie problems.

    After few days using Safari 4, cookies problem are back. Facebook logged me out, self hosted wordpress logged me out, self hosted other CMS logged me out too.

    I am going back to Firefox, and forget about all the fancy eyecandy on Safari 4. This is getting my nerves.
  • ryantate Level 1 (0 points)
    Re "Maybe no one at Apple is reading this forum:"

    "Mark Pauley" of Apple has posted to this very thread.

    Message was edited by: ryantate
  • xfyre Level 1 (0 points)
    Installing Google Gears and enabling offline GMail seems to solve the problem completely. I realize this is a really weird workaround, but it works.
  • Zappaz Level 1 (0 points)
    Almost 4 MONTHS has gone past with Apple being aware of this issue and we have had absolutely no communication or bulletin's from them, not even recognition of the issue itself! and i have finally had enough of using this useless browser!!!!

    I have been using firefox on and off since this issue showed up and I even downloaded Safari 4 with the hope that it would be fixed......but no, the problem is still there!!! Despite all the comments around Firefox being slow and clunky i have been monitoring it and the actual difference in resource usage between the two is minimal, especially considering one works and one doesn't!!!!!

    So as of today im closing Safari for the last time, i will keep an eye on this thread to see if they ever fix it but i wont be changing back in a hurry! It is sad to say, but the fact that Apple are just turning a blind eye on this issue (even to the point that their new browser still has the issue) is just another example of how they are slowly becoming more like their biggest competitor!!
  • sandyfeet Level 1 (40 points)
    Safari 4 solved this issue for me.
  • livverlips Level 1 (0 points)
    Having the same issues especially with smugmug (the most irritating example) where I have to refresh twice in order to see each gallery. but also my online banking and sometimes facebook.
  • kenjidan Level 1 (40 points)
    I'm using safari 4 and I am still experiencing the problem of not being able to stay logged in.
  • Dav9 Level 1 (0 points)
    Identical problem with smugmug here. Doesn't seem to matter if I'm logged in or logged out. Still have to hit "Refresh" twice to see the thumbnails. The site is fine when I view it at work on a windows machine. Smugmug tech support sent me here.

    No problems with on-line banking or g-mail (yet?)
  • NP Complete Level 1 (10 points)
    Thanks for the info. I've got a test tool, let me give it a try. The trailing comma would definitely be ambiguous to the cookie parser, but shouldn't nuke your cookies DB.
  • NP Complete Level 1 (10 points)
    Could you give me an example? I need something like this:

    GET of => Set-Cookie: badcookie=badvalue; path=/; etc

    then a subsequent GET of fails to contain the cookie.

  • NP Complete Level 1 (10 points)
    I'm sure that will cause problems. Especially if you log out in one context and log in with another. Webapps often keep session state in multiple cookie values, having multiple clients share session state will lead to confusion, since some of the state is likely stored in session only form, i.e. you're only sharing part of the session state, and it doesn't match up.

    Are you saying that this same setup used to work before 10.5.6?
  • NP Complete Level 1 (10 points)
    The cookie fixes were all included in the Security Update 009-01 release. Safari 4 uses the underlying OS API, so both Safari 3 and Safari 4 should behave the same on Security Update 009-01.
  • NP Complete Level 1 (10 points)
    I'm sorry to hear that Zappaz.

    I'm the engineer in charge of Cookie support for Mac OS X, and I have been following and asking questions in this forum nearly since the thread was started.

    The cookie behavior has certainly gotten better (I've found and fixed many issues reported here), but is apparently not yet perfect. I will continue to monitor this thread and attempt to isolate issues as they are reported. Thanks for coming here and adding to the discussion. Believe it or not, reports of cookie issues in the wild is really the only way I can build a comprehensive 'working specification' for cookie behavior, since there really are quite a few questionable cookies out on the web. Every time I see a new issue, it is added to a large suite of compatibility tests to ensure that our behavior won't break compatibility in the future.

    In the meantime, please make sure you have the Security Update 009-01 release installed on your system before filing cookie bugs. We stretched sec update guidelines to bring you non-security fixes specifically to fix the gmail 400 bug as well as the multiple client cookie loss issue.


  • ~Bee Level 7 (31,425 points)
    Great having your help here, Mark.
  • Richard Wood1 Level 1 (5 points)
    This problem has driven me nuts. I’ve spent hours troubleshooting it. Nothing that other people suggested fixed it. I have no adium, no web clippings, no Gmail, nothing in the dashboard. The problem is worst on Amazon. I login and a minute later it asks me to login again. After logging in again, on the very next page I get “your session has expired”.

    I moved to Safari 4 Public Beta (5528.16) and it’s fixed. But now Safari bookmarks scrolling hangs every time for a bit, but that’s the lesser of evils.

    Safari 3.2.1 10.5.6. Mac Pro 2X-Quad-Core Intel Xeon 2.8 GHz