[whatwg] HTML Cookie API

Adam Barth w3c at adambarth.com
Wed Feb 24 18:08:44 PST 2010

On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 5:00 PM, Nicholas Zakas <nzakas at yahoo-inc.com> wrote:
> Even though there can be multiple cookies with the same name on a single document, this most frequently occurs due to error rather than intention. I've never received a YUI bug report about this occurrence though I have considered returning an array of values instead of just the first value in this case. I might just go do that now. :)
> My initial comment still remains: retrieving the value of a single named cookie seems to be a much more common use case than retrieving all cookies. You can choose to solve the duplicate cookie name issue in a number of ways, but not providing a way to access a cookie by name seems like a flaw in this design.

Done.  I've made the API return the first cookie that matches the
specified name.  If a web developer wants to get all the cookies, I've
added a getAllCookies() API.


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