I run a website with a Google Maps on there on which I draw custom tile
images with the help of RMagick.
To give a pleasant and responsive user experience I supply minimal
pick it up, digest it and act on it when the mouse is moved on the map.
This works great as long as the items on 1 tile remains minimal.
Whenever the item data in the cookie grows over 3KB (4KB escaped) I
split it into several cookies. Internet Explorer 7 was patched last year
to now accept 50 instead of 20 cookies per domain, yet the hardest limit
of 4KB for ALL COOKIES in the document still remains.
Is there a way to make it happen that the limit of 4KB only applies to a
single cookie? Like FireFox handles it? Or do I have to resort to
alternative measures involving an extra call to the server.