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COOKIES: .example.com and example.com

domain cookie

9:46 pm on May 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

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What is the difference between cookies stored for
.example.com and example.com

(NOTICE the leading dot)

Is this just a JS vs PHP difference or is there more to it?
9:49 pm on May 11, 2010 (gmt 0)


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Browser difference. The PHP manual page for setcookie [php.net] has a link to the "spec" that will explain tail matching in detail.