Storing session data in a cookie is a bad idea - very easy to hack. The better way is only store a session id, then you use that id to lookup the actual session data on your server.
As for the redirect - you need to avoid sending out the header info until you know which page you're going to be generating. But, another way that might work is to include a meta tag like this inside your header:
<META HTTP-EQUIV="REFRESH" CONTENT="0; URL=http://my.site.org/Switchboard.cgi" >
This will result in your original page loading, but then immediately redirecting to another page. Just take out all of the original content - the users will just see the page go white after logging in, then pop into the "switchboard".
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||