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September 19, 2009

Quicktime Eats Cookies

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It appears that when embedding Quicktime in a webpage, being viewed by Safari 4 in Snow Leopard, Quicktime no longer passes cookies to the server. So, if you're having the Quicktime plugin load a file that uses cookie data to verify permissions, you'll need to move to a query string model.

This only happens when Safari is running in 64bit mode, so I imagine it has to do with the "plugins running as separate entities" crash protection that Snow Leopard adds.

This does not appear to impact the Flash plugin.

Posted by at September 19, 2009 10:33 PM