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Can I set a Cookie and then jump to another location?

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Contributed by icuc on Jun 29, 2000 at 07:49 UTC
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I want to set a Cookie and then jump to a different location that will use this cookie. Can I do that?


Answer: I wanna set Cookie and then jump to other location.How I do?
contributed by QandAEditors

Looks like it works if you call header.

#!/usr/bin/perl -w use CGI; use CGI::Cookie; my $q = new CGI; my $Cookie = new CGI::Cookie(-name=>'MyCookie', -value=>1); print $q->header(-cookie=>$Cookie, -location=>'');
Answer: Can I set a Cookie and then jump to another location?
contributed by sinan

You cannot use the cookie in the first time it is set. (Personal experience)

You if you reload the new page, you will see that it works.

The solution is to have the users click on a link on the original page to go to the new page. Or, you can have the Cookie set in the previous page.

Try to use the javascript re-direct method instead:

<body onLoad="window.location.href = blah.htm;">
This will only work if your user has JavaScript enabled.

Actuallly, WWW Consortium has information on HTTP headers at

These might be very useful.

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