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    Southern Oregon
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    help with setting and reading cookies?

    I have a site with a cms system written in custom php and javascript/html
    These pages and scripts are located in directory under the content that it
    is supposed to manage.
    The cms interface page is secured by scripts and sets a cookie to read to
    screen each logged in request ( it is not using https.)

    What I want to do is have the cookie set and be able to read it from a
    page in the directory above where it is set. This is so I can block access
    to the public content while admin and revision is going on, but not block
    access to the client with the right cookie.
    I have been using document.cookie('var=value;path=/;domain=localhost') -- ( localhost is dev server).
    But when I open preference panel in Firefox to read the cookies, it shows none.
    Whereas if I just write document.cookie(var=value) it works. But I cannot read the cookie in a page in
    the directory above it.
    Do I have to set the time values also? Or what?

    editing: I finally got the right syntax and variable values. It should have been domain=local network address
    for local dev server. The dev server is not on the same machine as the client, in which case it would be 'localhost'
    so I use php to get the server name and print the value to a javascript value in the head script and use that as
    the cookie value ( - www. or whatever )
    Last edited by anotherJEK; 03-09-2014 at 11:23 PM. Reason: solution found


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