Damn cookies. *giggle*
You have several options here.
- Have the name of the file contain the date.
- Have the date as the first line of the file. If the dates are different, remove the file.
- Have the perl script accept the poll's name from a form hidden. Search only that file.
Of these options, I like the last one best. This will allow you to accurately track the results of your polls.
(as a back up to the main mechanisim.) And it would allow you to keep up past polls. And you could
leave a poll up for longer than a day.
Are you posting in the right place? Check out Where do I post X? to know for sure.
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags. Currently these include the following:
<code> <a> <b> <big>
<blockquote> <br /> <dd>
<dl> <dt> <em> <font>
<h1> <h2> <h3> <h4>
<h5> <h6> <hr /> <i>
<li> <nbsp> <ol> <p>
<small> <strike> <strong>
<sub> <sup> <table>
<td> <th> <tr> <tt>
Snippets of code should be wrapped in
<code> tags not
<pre> tags. In fact, <pre>
tags should generally be avoided. If they must
be used, extreme care should be
taken to ensure that their contents do not
have long lines (<70 chars), in order to prevent
horizontal scrolling (and possible janitor
Want more info? How to link
or How to display code and escape characters
are good places to start.