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package com.macfaq.http;

import java.net.URI;
import java.text.DateFormat;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Date;

public class Cookie {

  private String  version = "0";
  private String  name;
  private String  value;
  private URI   uri;
  private String  domain;
  private Date  expires;
  private String  path;
  private boolean secure = false;

  private static DateFormat expiresFormat
    = new SimpleDateFormat("E, dd-MMM-yyyy k:m:s 'GMT'");

  // prevent instantiation
  private Cookie() {}

  public static Cookie bake(String header, URI uri)
    throws CookieException {

    try {
      String[] attributes = header.split(";");
      String nameValue = attributes[0];
      Cookie cookie = new Cookie();
      cookie.uri = uri;
      cookie.name = nameValue.substring(0, nameValue.indexOf('='));
      cookie.value = nameValue.substring(nameValue.indexOf('=')+1);
      cookie.path = "/";
      cookie.domain = uri.getHost();

      if (attributes[attributes.length-1].trim().equals("secure")) {
        cookie.secure = true;

      for (int i=1; i < attributes.length; i++) {
        nameValue = attributes[i].trim();
        int equals = nameValue.indexOf('=');
        if (equals == -1) continue;
        String attributeName = nameValue.substring(0, equals);
        String attributeValue = nameValue.substring(equals+1);
        if (attributeName.equalsIgnoreCase("domain")) {
          String uriDomain = uri.getHost();
          if (uriDomain.equals(attributeValue)) {
            cookie.domain = attributeValue;
          else {
            if (!attributeValue.startsWith(".")) {
              attributeValue = "." + attributeValue;
            uriDomain = uriDomain.substring(uriDomain.indexOf('.'));
            if (!uriDomain.equals(attributeValue)) {
              throw new CookieException(
               "Server tried to set cookie in another domain");
            cookie.domain = attributeValue;
        else if (attributeName.equalsIgnoreCase("path")) {
          cookie.path = attributeValue;
        else if (attributeName.equalsIgnoreCase("expires")) {
          cookie.expires = expiresFormat.parse(attributeValue);
        else if (attributeName.equalsIgnoreCase("Version")) {
          if (!"1".equals(attributeValue)) {
            throw new CookieException("Unexpected version " + attributeValue);
          cookie.version = attributeValue;

      return cookie;
    catch (Exception ex) {
      // ParseException, StringIndexOutOfBoundsException etc.
      throw new CookieException(ex);


  public boolean isExpired() {
    if (expires == null) return false;
    Date now = new Date();
    return now.after(expires);

  public String getName() {
    return name;

  public boolean isSecure() {
    return secure;

  public URI getURI() {
    return uri;

  public String getVersion() {
    return version;

  // should this cookie be sent when retrieving the specified URI?
  public boolean matches(URI u) {

    if (isExpired()) return false;

    String path = u.getPath();
    if (path == null) path = "/";

    if (path.startsWith(this.path)) return true;

    return false;

  public String toExternalForm() {
    StringBuffer result = new StringBuffer(name);
    if ("1".equals(version)) {
       result.append(" Version=1");
    return result.toString();


   *   Java Network Programming, Third Edition
   *   By Elliotte Rusty Harold
   *   Third Edition October 2004
   *   ISBN: 0-596-00721-3



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