Cookies are lost when you use the FILE:// URL method in Window.Open

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Article ID: 315713 - View products that this article applies to.
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SYMPTOMS

When a session cookie is required to use an HTML page, the session cookie may be lost if a child window is opened with the Window.Open scripting function and then closed by the user.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because the session count is not correctly maintained for the FILE:// URL usage.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, apply the security update that is described in Microsoft security bulletin MS09-014 for Internet Explorer. For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/963027

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Properties

Article ID: 315713 - Last Review: May 12, 2009 - Revision: 6.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
    • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
    • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
    • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
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