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Hi,

Can't find anything in the docs or on google,so thought I'd try here.

Does anyone know if iWS (NOT version 6) can do some voodo-magic on incoming requests, and effectively 'drop' a cookie from the incoming headers. Sort of like a servlet filter might do, but without using a servlet container.

How about it? Can iPlanet (or any web server?) inspect incoming HTTP requests, look for a certain cookie, remove that certain cookie, and then continue to process the request?
 
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Mike,
I don't know about dropping a specific cookie, but iAS 6 has a config option to disable cookie use - maybe iWS has the same somewhere??
 
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Yes, I know of that setting. We're looking for a way to drop a particular cookie. For whatever reason, a certain website sets a cookie that contains a name/value pair that starts with VERSION=

We've tracked down that VERSION= completely breaks a server-side content-management product we are using. So, we need to do one of two things...

Tell the web server to drop the cookie before it gets to the app server.

Write an index page that first blasts the cookie, and then redirects to our 'real' index page.

We thought the first would be a more elegant solution. People don't always have javascript turned on, and also, people get just as funny about someone touching their cookies, as they are about their presence in the first place.

hehe... 'touching their cookies'. Sigh.. I need more to occupy my mind.
[ February 25, 2002: Message edited by: Mike Curwen ]
 
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