ASP.NET cookie expiration date not saved

by APIJunkie 1. March 2009 22:40

When reading/reusing a cookie sent from the client do not expect the expiration date to be valid.

The following excerpt is taken from MSDN regarding cookies:

"To be clear, you can read the Expires property of a cookie that you have set in the Response object, before the cookie has been sent to the browser. However, you cannot get the expiration back in the Request object."

Here are 2 things to remember:

1. If you need to save the cookie expiration date, save it in another place besides the Expires property.

2. Remember to always set the expiration date before sending a cookie back to the client.

 

Tags:

.NET | Troubleshoot | Web Development

Comments

3/1/2009 10:44:03 PM #

trackback

Trackback from DotNetKicks.com

ASP.NET cookie expiration date not saved

DotNetKicks.com

Comments are closed

About the author

Name of author

I was first wounded by x86 assembly, recovered and moved on to C. Following a long addiction to C++ and a short stint at rehab I decided to switch to a healthier addiction so I am now happily sniffing .NET and getting hooked on Silverlight.

I am mainly here to ramble about coding, various API’s, Junkies(me especially) and everything else that happens between coders and their significant other.

  James Bacon