[mod_python] Cookie problem

dagurp at heimsnet.is dagurp at heimsnet.is
Fri Feb 4 19:00:08 EST 2005

On Friday 04 February 2005 11:06 am, dagurp at heimsnet.is wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I create a cookie and set it to expire in 2 weeks like this:
>>  cookie = Cookie.Cookie('foo', bar)
>>  cookie.expires = time() + 1209600  # 2 weeks
>>  Cookie.add_cookie(req, cookie)
>> But whatever I set "expires" to it is always set to "end of session".
>> I also tried doing this: Cookie.add_cookie(req, 'foo', bar,
>> expires=time() + 1209600)

>From the documentation:

>The expires attribute is a property whose value is >checked upon setting to 
>be in format "Wdy, DD-Mon-YYYY HH:MM:SS GMT" (as >dictated per Netscape 
>cookie specification), or a numeric value >representing time in seconds 
>since beginning of epoch (which will be >automatically correctly converted 
>to GMT time string). An invalid expires value will >raise ValueError.
>Therefore, you cannot set it to time.time().  You'll >need to create a 
>strftime string for it.

If you read it more carefully you'll see that you can use a numeric value. In
fact that's what they do in the examples. I did try to use the Netscape format
however but it always gave me errors.

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