Times Interactive Sudoku live

The Times Online have had the new interactive Sudoku game running for a fewdays now.

Times Online Interactive Sudoku

It hasn’t been as smooth as we had hoped. There are problems with establishing cookies (they store important information on the Sudoku games) within the iframe. Internet Explorer 7 doesn’t allow the session cookie to start in its current format, meaning people lost their puzzles as they were about to text their three numbers in. We have added a warning about the issue and how to resolve it, but this appears too frequently now.

I found that sessions will work within a popup, so we will have a popup start the required session cookie and then disappear. This will have a positive knock-on effect in the main iframe.

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