damn you, add n edit cookies

probably one of the most useful firefox add-on tools i use is add n edit cookies. it has been invaluable and has made my life so much easier. but today for a few hours i could not figure out why some of my code was failing.

it turns out that when viewing cookies through the add n edit cookies add-on, the add-on urlencodes the cookie before displaying it. this wasn’t terribly obvious to me today because i was trying to manipulate a gzipped, base 64-encoded cookie. it looked like gibberish to me to begin with, so i didn’t realize what was going on for a long while.

why? why add n edit cookies would you do that to me?

and more importantly, why am i still working at 4:45PM on the day before thanksgiving!?

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