[Phpmyadmin-devel] dilemma about cookies

Randall Fan fanrandall at gmail.com
Sat May 25 17:57:38 CEST 2013

Yes I agree with your suggestion. Actually this is one of the UI
improvements I am going to do for my GSoC. This message confused me and my
friends when using it.


On Saturday, May 25, 2013, Marc Delisle wrote:

> Hi,
> in AuthenticationCookie.class.php we verify whether $_COOKIE is empty,
> because at this point we have sent some cookies. The goal is to warn
> users about their browser not accepting cookies.
> However, it's too early to do this verification, because "Once the
> cookies have been set, they can be accessed on the next page load with
> the $_COOKIE" (PHP manual).
> We are not yet at the next page load. The result is that all browsers,
> correctly set to accept cookies, when running phpMyAdmin for the first
> time, show the "Cookies must be enabled past this point" message,
> alerting users for nothing.
> Maybe we could force a page reload after the initial cookies sending,
> but I'm not sure it's a good solution.
> I suggest to
> - remove this verification
> - in the "Cannot start session without errors" message (which can be
> caused by a browser not accepting cookies), add a hint that not
> accepting cookies is a possible cause
> Comments?
> --
> Marc Delisle
> http://infomarc.info
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