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Donald Allen wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 1:41 PM, Micah Cowan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]>> wrote:
> Donald Allen wrote:
>>> I am doing the yahoo session login with firefox, not with wget,
> so I'm
>>> using the first and easier of your two suggested methods. I'm
> guessing
>>> you are thinking that I'm trying to login to the yahoo session with
>>> wget, and thus --keep-session-cookies and
> --save-cookies=<foo.txt> would
>>> make perfect sense to me, but that's not what I'm doing (yet --
> if I'm
>>> right about what's happening here, I'm going to have to resort to
> this).
>>> But using firefox to initiate the session, it looks to me like wget
>>> never gets to see the session cookies because I don't think firefox
>>> writes them to its cookie file (which actually makes sense -- if they
>>> only need to live as long as the session, why write them out?).
> Yes, and I understood this; the thing is, that if session cookies are
> involved (i.e., cookies that are marked for immediate expiration and are
> not meant to be saved to the cookies file), then I don't see how you
> have much choice other than to use the "harder" method, or else to fake
> the session cookies by manually inserting them to your cookies file or
> whatnot (not sure how well that may be expected to work). Or, yeah, add
> an explicit --header 'Cookie: ...'.
>> Ah, the misunderstanding was that the stuff you thought I missed was
>> intended to push me in the direction of Plan B -- log in to yahoo with
>> wget.

Yes; and that's entirely my fault, as I didn't explicitly say that.

> I understand now. I'll look at trying to make this work. Thanks
>> for all the help, though I can't guarantee that you are done yet :-)
>> But, hopefully, this exchange will benefit others.

I was actually surprised you kept going after I pointed out that it
required the Accept-Encoding header that results in gzipped content.
This behavior is a little surprising to me from Yahoo!. It's not
surprising in _general_, but for a site that really wants to be as
accessible as possible (I would think?), insisting on "the latest"
browsers seems ill-advised.

Ah, well. At least the days are _mostly_ gone when I'd fire up Netscape,
visit a site, and get a server-generated page that's empty other than
the phrase "You're not using Internet Explorer." :p

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Micah J. Cowan
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