response.set_cookie && response.delete_cookie do not work with get params present #72

webmanarmy opened this Issue Sep 29, 2010 · 4 comments


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when you have something like:

get '/my_url' do
  request.set_cookie('test', {:value => 'test_data'})

the cookie is set just fine

but if you have:

get '/my_url/:param1' do
  request.set_cookie('test', {:value => 'test_data'})

it will not work


gnandretta commented Oct 4, 2010


This isn't a bug. The cookie is set just fine in both cases. Well, not really... you're calling the set_cookie method on the request object but you need to call it on the response instead.

The problem with the second code example is that the new cookie only applies to urls that begins with '/my_url/'. You can see a better explanation of this in, but a simple solution might be

get '/my_url/:param1' do
  response.set_cookie('test', {:value => 'test_data', :path => '/'})

I'm sorry, that was a typo on my part. I was using response.set_cookie and having this issue. Does your code example work for you?


gnandretta commented Oct 5, 2010

Yes, with curl -I localhost:4567/my_url/some_value I get

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: text/html
Content-Length: 0
Set-Cookie: test=test_data; path=/
Connection: keep-alive
Server: thin 1.2.7 codename No Hup

Does it work for you? What ruby and sinatra versions are you using?

It is now working for me when I create a new project. I'm really not sure where the glitch is happening but until I have more details we can consider this not a glitch in sinatra.

Thank you for your help!

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