Unable to view domain-mapped blogs
Quoth Joseph @ WordPress.com:
The .wordpress.com cookie is for the blue menu panel along the top of the page. We’ve discussed potential changes in the way this is handled, but have no time line for changing it at this point.
I must say, they are quick in replying.
You’re welcome. When’s the award ceremony? ;)
Okay, now I need to email the entire world and let them know that the myriad delights of raincoaster.com are only a cookie-allowal away.
not sure why this thread was marked as a resolved, this is a very long standing*, let’s say feature, which fortunately does not affects the entire world. yet.
only _logged in_ wp.com users who want access ‘myriad delights’ of .com hosted domain-mapped blogs are lucky subject of being an open jar for cookies from external to .com domains.
quote from Joseph @ WordPress.com to kimik0:
The .wordpress.com cookie ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ is for the blue menu panel along the top of the page.
in fact, we can see as a wp.com domain-mapped host wants to send us a cookie for its own domain, which is not allowed by default (what is a Right Default Thing for many reasons). then it probably tries to get it back and fails with a cryptic “Invalid key” message.
so it’s not exactly an original “.wordpress.com” cookie — it is rather a foreign one from a perfectly stranger.
no-cookie solution: turn off JS on accessing a domain-mapped .com blogs.
+++GET 5661+++ GET /remote-login.php?login=0xbad HTTP/1.0 Host: changingway.org ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ +++RESP 5661+++ HTTP/1.0 302 Found Set-Cookie: wplogin=%%%% path=/; domain=changingway.org ^^^^^^^^^^ Location: http://changingway.org/
*) I couldn’t get to Scobleizer’s blog for this matter almost year and half ago.
Well, I reckoned since we found the reason why domain-mapped blogs wouldn’t work for me, and WP.com won’t fix the problem, I’d best set the topic to ‘resolved’.
Btw, I pointed out to Joseph as well that it wasn’t actually a .wordpress.com cookie, but he didn’t reply to that part of my email.
But you’re right, the underlying problem isn’t resolved, just uncovered. I’ll set the topic back to ‘not resolved’
> it wasn’t actually a .wordpress.com cookie, but he didn’t reply to that part of my email.
“omg, a cookie is from England, not from .com!” ;-)
the very best and probably most safest way would be to separate ‘/wp-admin/*’ part from a publishing .wp.com into another domain (like ‘blogger’ vs ‘blogspot’) that’d also allow to mitigate related security concerns (particularly considering that fact a .com PW is transmitted as an unencrypted plain text over plain HTTP ;-(
I thought the English called them biscuits? ;)
oh, right you are “in Spain they’re galletas, Germans call them keks, in Italy they’re biscotti and so on.”
and we need a confirmational reply from the tagNotFound(;-) as he’s an expert.
hmmm…Those that had issue recently pulling up blogs – did anyone happen to have put the ‘quantserve.com’ as a site to block just prior to this happening??? That may well cause an issue I suspect.
Yep, quantserve.com cookies are blocked. It isn’t ad-blocked though, so images or whatever from there should still download.
Why do you ask? Is quantserve.com another WP.com blog in disguise? It redirects to quantcast.com, which doesn’t look like a blog at all, just another one of those counter sites that always want to track my net.surfing.
look at the viewsource of your blog, rains and others too – it’s built in
yep quantserv is just another (along with goog-analytics) third-party tracker spying on .com visitors (thus evidently violating the Privacy statement), but this has nothing to do with this thread original topic.
apparently they want to have logged in .com users to see a wp admin_navbar on mapped-domain .com blogs too, but it’s boggling my mind, why .com does not check if the ‘wploggedin’ cookie is already had been set before its failure tries to set an absolutely identical one but from a mapped domain?
Off Topic: Although this has nothing to do with the original post, please accept my belated thank you for this valuable information in your post above. Thanks to a fellow wordpress.com blogger’s informative post I have used the instructions to remove flash cookies, quantserve among them, and to ensure any information a website may have stored on my computer has been erased, as well as, to ensure that new ones cannot happen.
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