Cannot save session in IE6

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FF and IE7 both accept and store sessions as such:

— !ruby/object:CGI::Session
data: &id001
:person_id: 1
:person_name: Bob
flash: !map:ActionController::Flash::FlashHash {}

But IE6 refuses to store the session and returns this:

— !ruby/object:CGI::Session
data: &id001
flash: !map:ActionController::Flash::FlashHash {}

Can filenames or underscores cause this problem? Any suggestions?
Google hasn’t helped. Thanks!

Hi Taylor,

do you have an underscore in your domain name? I had this problem once,
that IE6 refused to store php sessions simply because I had an
underscore in my domain name.

Kind regards,


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I’m just running it off an IP address right now. Thanks for the input,

This was an issue with testing IE6 from a standalone directory instead
of installing it properly. On real installations, session are saved