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Old 07-13-2004, 11:14 PM   #1
Registered: Mar 2004
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PHP HELP: values are deleted from cookies in Mozilla

Dear LQ

I will appreciate if you could go to my site (using Mozilla please, I asume you don't use IE anyway)

Then, click on "more settings", or enter your Name (in the topbar), the news per page, and the Start page you want

For instance, I could select 'Xavier Humberto' as the name, 'Games' as the start page, and '13' as News per page

What that form does is send it's variables to a page called "language.php". The code in it is similar to this:

if ($myvariable1!="") { $variable1=$myvariable1; }
if ($myvariable2!="") { $variable2=$myvariable2; }
if ($myname!="") { $name=$myname; }
if ($variable1=="") { $variable1="default_value_for_variable1"; }
if ($variable2=="") { $variable1="default_value_for_variable2"; }
$val = setcookie("variable1", $variable1, time()+60*60*24*120, "/", "");
$val = setcookie("variable2", $variable2, time()+60*60*24*120, "/", "");
if ($name!="")
$name=htmlspecialchars($name); $name=stripslashes($name);
$val = setcookie("name",$name,time()+60*60*24*120, "/", "");
header ("Location: index.php");

According to me, the script is ok

It works excellent with IE. For instance, with the values mentioned above, every time that I visit, I will see the 'Gaming Zone' as default, with my name in the customized greeting, and 13 news per page

However, with mozilla, a stange thing happens

It seems to work ok, cookies are all set. However, the 'forum' and the 'name' values are deleted from the cookies after I browse 2 or 3 pages

So, if I do the same thing in Mozilla, I will see 13 news per page, and the 'Gaming Zone' as a default

However, if I click on 'More settings', and chose NOT to see the 'Latest forums' on the main page, the setting will just work for 2-3 pages. After that, the value is deleted from the cookies

Same for the name, I will see my name with a customized greeting, but after browsing 2-3 pages, that value is deleted from the cookie

All other values seem to stay (such as the background, the news per page, start page...)

I'll appreciate any suggestions


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