On 10/10/2009 3:57 AM NoOp wrote:
Perhaps you are referring to the missing 'Allow cookies based on privacy
settings' that was available in 1.1.x?

No idea why it was removed, but seems consistent with the Firefox 3.x UI
and code.

AFAICS the two comments starting at <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=349680#c13> summarize best what the developer's view on that is. Please note that the SeaMonkey developers had no influence on that decision, it was made before SM started using Toolkit. Thus what made the difference for SM was the general switch to Toolkit. The main reason for that was that the old code (XPFE) was basically unmaintained AFAIK. As time went by the probability of fixes (even concerning security) for that would have declined up to a point where we would have just been left vulnerable. Like it or not, the SM developers do not have the resources to maintain that old backend so there really was no alternative.

The above is meant as an explanation, not a justification. I don't know enough about cookie specifics to decide whether the two bug comments are right or not.

HTH

Jens

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Jens Hatlak <http://jens.hatlak.de/>
SeaMonkey Trunk Tracker <http://smtt.blogspot.com/>
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