PHP-Nuke Safari login problem fixed

Thanks to a cookie hack Jon Gales found, I was able to figure out why Safari isn’t able to remain logged into PHP-Nuke based sites and I’ve made fixes to MacMegasite & WorldBeatPlanet.

It looks like Safari isn’t handling PHP’s setcookie() function properly. If no path is specified, it’s supposed to set the cookie for the current directory. Instead, Safari is using the name of the file it’s called from as the path, so it will only work within that particular page.

To fix it, I’m specifying the path “/” for the login cookie. I’ve posted two articles detailing the code fix & a user work-around.

MacMerc has also applied the fix.

One response to “PHP-Nuke Safari login problem fixed

  1. Rick actually discovered the cookie thing… Cool chain of effects thanks to weblogs :). You should submit this to… Just give me a link to help my Google ranking :P.