[Techtalk] At Wits' End on Persistent HTTP Cookies
david at lupercalia.net
Tue Apr 30 16:14:43 EST 2002
On Tue, Apr 30, 2002 at 01:02:54PM -0700, Kai MacTane wrote:
> Hi. I'm trying to make a mod_perl/Mason project set a persistent cookie,
> using the old Netscape cookie spec at
> http://www.netscape.com/newsref/std/cookie_spec.html . I can make it set a
> session cookie, no problem, but getting to keep the cookie around for a
> mere 5 days has driven me to the point of insanity.
Have you tried the "+10d" format rather than a hard coded date? All I
can tell you is that that kind of format works for me.
Are you using CGI.pm? If so, here is what I'm doing:
my $CGI = new CGI;
my $session_id = ( a random text string, not pertinent )
my $cookie=$CGI->cookie(-name => 'lampadas_session',
-expires => '+1M');
NOTE: +1M means expire in 1 month.
David C. Merrill http://www.lupercalia.net
Linux Documentation Project david at lupercalia.net
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