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Is using 'Cookies' impractical for 'Contact Us' forms?by newbie00 (Beadle)
|on Jul 07, 2006 at 06:54 UTC||Need Help??|
newbie00 has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Is using 'Cookies' impractical for 'Contact Us' forms?
What about those folks whose computers don't allow cookies to be enabled (e.g. their PC at work)? How to allow those folks to use the E-mail form to 'Contact Us'?
Posting phone#'s is getting abused at times in similar ways as mining E-mail addresses for mailing lists. I see more and more websites having E-mail-only (via E-mail forms) as the only method for contacting them.
Is this a Catch-22? Do I have to decide to just not have everyone with the ability to 'Contact Us'?
Should/Could I use another method instead of cookies, e.g. a file that is deleted after some time period which would contain the same info as a cookie and still allow for comparing the session entry stored in a database? If so, how?
Thanks in advance.