[whatwg] Accessing cookies from workers

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Thu Mar 5 20:15:39 PST 2009

On Fri, 06 Mar 2009 12:56:43 +0900, Michael Nordman <michaeln at google.com>  
> On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 5:40 PM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk at opera.com>  
> wrote:
>> Yes, cookies are no longer exposed through XMLHttpRequest in any way  
>> per the specification.
> So am i to understand that cookies headers are not sent to the servers
> when using XHR, and that set-cookie headers in a server response to an
> XHRs is not respected by the UA? Since that would break about every
> known app in the world, I somehow think not.

That's not what I said.

> This is all you would need in order to set/read cookies from a worker
> (albeit a very expensive operation), provided you had a server that
> would cooperate with you.

Fair enough, though Jonas (and I) were talking about setRequestHeader(),  
getAllResponseHeaders(), and getResponseHeader().

> Regarding being able to read/write cookies from a worker context... of
> course you should be able to do that... if it takes an async api than
> so be it.

postMessage()? :-)

Anne van Kesteren

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