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Darknss
02-05-2004, 05:56 AM
Hi all,

Does phpDig send cookies along with the links it follows?

I have set up a website :
http://www.harmoni-ca.info/~pclaeys/test/

index.php sets a cookie named "TEST"
if the cookie is set correctly a link Next (to Next.php) appears, if you follow this link the cookie "TEST" is red using $_COOKIES["TEST"]
if the cookie is found a link Set (to Set.php) appears otherwise a link NotSet (to NotSet.php) appears

phpDig always follows the link : NotSet.php

SITE : http://www.harmoni-ca.info/
Exclude paths :
- @NONE@
1:http://www.harmoni-ca.info/~pclaeys/test/Next.php
(time : 00:00:05)
+
level 1...
2:http://www.harmoni-ca.info/~pclaeys/test/NotSet.php
(time : 00:00:15)
No link in temporary table


Should I adjust the configuration file for phpDig to send the cookie ?

Thx :))
Greets
Petra

Charter
02-05-2004, 11:27 AM
Hi. If you look in robot_functions.php for the phpdigTestUrl function and in this function look for "parse cookies" you will see some code. Compare this code with the examples on this (http://magni.grainger.uiuc.edu/lis450ds/http_examples.htm) page and look at the phpDigMakeCookies function in robot_functions.php to see how PhpDig creates the $cookiesSendString variable.

fredh
03-05-2004, 08:38 PM
Be careful though, the phpDigSetHeaders() function makes an ini_set('user_agent'...) call that isn't supported in versions of php < 4.3 (afaik)

As far as I can tell from the phpdig code, in versions of PHP 4.1 and 4.22 (the ones I tested on) Cookies are not sent properly for GET requests, only HEAD requests.

This is because the actual GET request of a file done in the phpdigTempFile(...) function is done using the PHP file(...) function not a home made GET request.

I think the authors use of ini_set to pass along the cookies is quite clever, it's too bad it's not supported in earlier versions of PHP.