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Cookie Expiration

Ty Caine

Joined: Jan 30, 2003
Posts: 1
Hi everyone.
I'm setting a cookie with the following code:

then using a loop within the body of the page to retrieve the cookie name(s) and value(s), and yet when I request the MaxAge of the cookie(s) on the page with cookies[i].getMaxAge() it comes back as -1, even though it was originally set to 31536000.

Am I being dense, or am I missing something here?
Can anyone help me?
Thanks in advance
[ January 31, 2003: Message edited by: Ty Caine ]
William Brogden
Author and all-around good cowpoke

Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 12803
If you are doing all this in one request, seems to me that since you are setting the cookie in the response, it won't appear until the next request.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
subject: Cookie Expiration