org.apache.http.cookie
Interface Cookie

All Known Subinterfaces:
ClientCookie, SetCookie, SetCookie2
All Known Implementing Classes:
BasicClientCookie, BasicClientCookie2

public interface Cookie

Cookie interface represents a token or short packet of state information (also referred to as "magic-cookie") that the HTTP agent and the target server can exchange to maintain a session. In its simples form an HTTP cookie is merely a name / value pair.

Please do not use attributes marked as @Obsolete. They have been rendered obsolete by RFC 6265.

Since:
4.0

Method Summary
 String getComment()
          Returns the comment describing the purpose of this cookie, or null if no such comment has been defined.
 String getCommentURL()
          If a user agent (web browser) presents this cookie to a user, the cookie's purpose will be described by the information at this URL.
 String getDomain()
          Returns domain attribute of the cookie.
 Date getExpiryDate()
          Returns the expiration Date of the cookie, or null if none exists.
 String getName()
          Returns the name.
 String getPath()
          Returns the path attribute of the cookie.
 int[] getPorts()
          Get the Port attribute.
 String getValue()
          Returns the value.
 int getVersion()
          Returns the version of the cookie specification to which this cookie conforms.
 boolean isExpired(Date date)
          Returns true if this cookie has expired.
 boolean isPersistent()
          Returns false if the cookie should be discarded at the end of the "session"; true otherwise.
 boolean isSecure()
          Indicates whether this cookie requires a secure connection.
 

Method Detail

getName

String getName()
Returns the name.

Returns:
String name The name

getValue

String getValue()
Returns the value.

Returns:
String value The current value.

getComment

@Obsolete
String getComment()
Returns the comment describing the purpose of this cookie, or null if no such comment has been defined.

Returns:
comment

getCommentURL

@Obsolete
String getCommentURL()
If a user agent (web browser) presents this cookie to a user, the cookie's purpose will be described by the information at this URL.


getExpiryDate

Date getExpiryDate()
Returns the expiration Date of the cookie, or null if none exists.

Note: the object returned by this method is considered immutable. Changing it (e.g. using setTime()) could result in undefined behaviour. Do so at your peril.

Returns:
Expiration Date, or null.

isPersistent

boolean isPersistent()
Returns false if the cookie should be discarded at the end of the "session"; true otherwise.

Returns:
false if the cookie should be discarded at the end of the "session"; true otherwise

getDomain

String getDomain()
Returns domain attribute of the cookie. The value of the Domain attribute specifies the domain for which the cookie is valid.

Returns:
the value of the domain attribute.

getPath

String getPath()
Returns the path attribute of the cookie. The value of the Path attribute specifies the subset of URLs on the origin server to which this cookie applies.

Returns:
The value of the path attribute.

getPorts

@Obsolete
int[] getPorts()
Get the Port attribute. It restricts the ports to which a cookie may be returned in a Cookie request header.


isSecure

boolean isSecure()
Indicates whether this cookie requires a secure connection.

Returns:
true if this cookie should only be sent over secure connections, false otherwise.

getVersion

@Obsolete
int getVersion()
Returns the version of the cookie specification to which this cookie conforms.

Returns:
the version of the cookie.

isExpired

boolean isExpired(Date date)
Returns true if this cookie has expired.

Parameters:
date - Current time
Returns:
true if the cookie has expired.


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