On 12/20/2012 12:35 PM, Petr Viktorin wrote:
> On 12/19/2012 07:36 PM, John Dennis wrote:
>> The Expires attribute in a cookie is supposed to follow the RFC 822
>> (superseded by RFC 1123) date format. That format includes a weekday
>> abbreviation (e.g. Tue) which must be in English according to the
>> RFC's.
>> ipapython/cooke.py has methods to parse and format the Expires
>> attribute but they were based on strptime() and strftime() which
>> respects the locale. If a non-English locale is in effect the wrong
>> date string will be produced and/or it won't be able to parse the date
>> string.
>> The fix is to use the date parsing and formatting functions from
>> email.utils which specifically follow the RFC's and are not locale
>> sensitive.
>> This patch also updates the unit test to use email.utils as well.
>> The patch should be applied to the following branches:
>> master, 3.0, 3.1
>> Ticket:https://fedorahosted.org/freeipa/ticket/3313
> This solves the issue for me. It's better than what's there now, so It's OK as
> a hotfix. However, I did find something to discuss.
> Your comment references RFC 1123, which doesn't seem relevant at all.
> The cookie Expires header is defined in RFC 6265 (section 5.1.1), but
> email.utils.parsedate uses syntax defined in RFC 2822. Apparently the two are
> equivalent for common usage, but RFC 6265 specifies a more complicated
> algorithm. Shouldn't we follow it?
> To nitpick, I'm not a fan of including target branches in the commit message
> (they should be in the accompanying e-mail), or of documenting past bugs as
> comments in the code (git log/blame works better for checking history).

Pushed to master, ipa-3-1, ipa-3-0 (since we need this hotfix now).

I just fixed the commit message as written above. You can open another upstream
ticket to fix these comment discrepancies.


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