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[1.6.x] Fixed #22242 -- Documented common cookie size limit.

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  1. +8 −0 docs/ref/request-response.txt
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@@ -735,6 +735,14 @@ Methods
.. _HTTPOnly:
+ .. warning::
+ Both :rfc:`2109` and :rfc:`6265` state that user agents should support
+ cookies of at least 4096 bytes. For many browsers this is also the
+ maximum size. Django will not raise an exception if there's an attempt
+ to store a cookie of more than 4096 bytes, but many browsers will not
+ set the cookie correctly.
.. method:: HttpResponse.set_signed_cookie(key, value, salt='', max_age=None, expires=None, path='/', domain=None, secure=None, httponly=True)
Like :meth:`~HttpResponse.set_cookie()`, but

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