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New to perl, need hlp . Please
Hi I am new to perl and I need your help. I can't figure out how to read cookies. It's probably very simple.

I have existing simple cookie with name User and value Mark.

I have script:
use CGI;
my $query = new CGI;
my $cookie_in = $query->cookie('User');
print "Content-type: text/html\n\n";
print "Value is $cookie_in";

If I execute script as part of *.shtml page

<!--#exec cgi="/cgi-bin/SSI-LastName.cgi"-->
I will get cookie value as I need. No problem there,

If I run the same script it self it will display blank page. It will not find the cookie. What do I have to do if I want to read cookie "User" in perl script and use value somwhere else in the script.

Why script can not read cookies unless I execute it in shtml file?

I really need help because I am new to cookies and I know just a little bit about perl.

Thank you Charles
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Re: [Charles_cz] New to perl, need hlp . Please In reply to
I'd recommend looking into -path when setting the cookie. You probably need to define the cookie to be allowed to be read from any part of your site (I had a similar problem not so long ago).


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