[Catalyst] Making secure session cookies (or, how do we make Explorer stop complaining about nonsecure content on a secure page?)

will trillich will.trillich at serensoft.com
Mon Feb 21 16:11:05 GMT 2011

Thanks for the cookie back-story, Carl. We're looking into a firefoxy

On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 9:15 AM, Carl Franks <fireartist at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 21 February 2011 14:09, will trillich <will.trillich at serensoft.com>
> wrote:
> > Nope it's not the javascript. Searching view-source for "http://" shows
> only
> > DOCTYPE, xmlns, <!-- comments --> and links to other/external websites.
> > The session cookie does show as non-secure, so that's why we're thinking
> > it's the main culprit.
> > Otherwise, is there a tool out there that helps discover what Explorer =
> > griping about when it says "this page contains both secure and nonsecure
> > items..."?
> Hi,
> It shouldn't matter that it's not a secure cookie - that's just a flag
> that tells the browser it shouldn't send the cookie back to the same
> domain on any non-SSL requests.
> Cookies are sent as part of a request/response for a URL - so it's a
> URL that's the problem, not a cookie.
> I recommend you try viewing the page in a browser that will let you
> see all network requests - e.g. firefox with the firebug plugin
> running.
> Carl
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