Title: MozillaCookieJar does not handle session cookies
Type: behavior Stage:
Components: Library (Lib) Versions: Python 3.5, Python 3.4
Status: open Resolution:
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: orsenthil, piotr.dobrogost
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2013-02-08 21:23 by piotr.dobrogost, last changed 2013-02-20 13:05 by piotr.dobrogost.

Messages (2)
msg181703 - (view) Author: Piotr Dobrogost (piotr.dobrogost) Date: 2013-02-08 21:23
It seems there's no information on how should session cookies be stored in the Netscape/Mozilla's cookies.txt file with regard to expiry time - see Maybe Netscape has not been saving such cookies at all thus this lack of specification? Nevertheless, both wget and curl use 0 as expiry time to denote session cookies; it works both when reading cookies from file and writing to file. However Python's MozillaCookieJar's class uses empty string for the same purpose which makes it incompatible both with wget and curl - see

I propose to make a change in implementation of MozillaCookieJar class and treat cookies with 0 set as expiry time as session cookies both when reading from a file and writing to a file.

Motivation for this bug report comes from the following question on Stack Overflow -
msg182501 - (view) Author: Piotr Dobrogost (piotr.dobrogost) Date: 2013-02-20 13:05
I could try to write a patch with some help if there was any chance it might be accepted. Where do I start?
Date User Action Args
2013-02-20 13:05:05piotr.dobrogostsetmessages: + msg182501
2013-02-10 19:26:35orsenthilsetnosy: + orsenthil
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