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Re: rechecking the cookie

by darobin (Monk)
on Mar 28, 2001 at 00:42 UTC ( #67631=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to rechecking the cookie

I'm not sure I understand your question properly. Your code and part of your prose indicates that you are sending cookies to people visiting your site, but other parts of your prose seem to say that you are getting a cookie from a site (eg with LWP). I'll assume the former as it has 80% probability :)

It pretty much depends on whether cookies are vital to your app. If they are, when someone hits a part of it and doesn't have a cookie it means that they just arrived. What I do in such cases is set the cookie and redirect to another URL (eg. /cookie-check.pl). Then, at that other URL, I check that I get my cookie back. If it's there, then all's perfect and I redirect them back to where they wanted to go to in the first place. If it isn't, then I display an error page stating that cookies are needed.

If your app doesn't absolutely need cookies to work, then don't bother.

HTH -- darobin

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