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how do I set a cookie and redirect

by psmail (Initiate)
on Jun 29, 2001 at 19:22 UTC ( #92671=categorized question: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Contributed by psmail on Jun 29, 2001 at 19:22 UTC
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I am using CGI_Lite and I want to set a cookie and redirect to a url. I don't want to use CGI.pm which has a redirect method. Is there a way to redirect with setting a cookie and without using CGI.pm? Thanks

Answer: how do I set a cookie and redirect
contributed by kwaping

Here's an example of how to do it using CGI's OO interface.

use CGI (); my $cgi = CGI->new(); my $cookie = $cgi->cookie(-name => 'test', -value => '1'); print $cgi->redirect(-uri => 'http://www.perlmonks.org/', -cookie => $ +cookie);
Answer: how do I set a cookie and redirect
contributed by epoptai

Just print the headers like so:

print "Set-Cookie: name=value; path=path; domain=domain; expires=expir +es;\n"; print "Location: http://whatever.net\n\n";
Answer: how do I set a cookie and redirect
contributed by SmokeyB

After you set your cookie, print out the following meta tag in the header of the file. It'll use the browser's refresh to direct you to a new page.

print qq~<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;URL=url.html">\n~;

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