I am trying an exercise on setting cookies. This exercise goes like this:
"Create a sample home page that accepts a person's name, and birthday using textfields (use text fields for the name, birth month and birth day ) and stores that info using a cookie that lasts a year. Then use the Date and Calendar classes to display a greeting to the person on his birthday."
I have written the first page that stores the cookies. The relevant code from this JSP page is as follows -
<H1>What is your Birthday?</H1>
<% String name = request.getParameter("name"); String month = request.getParameter("month"); String day = request.getParameter("day");
Cookie nameCookie = new Cookie("nameCookie", name); Cookie monthCookie = new Cookie("monthCookie", month); Cookie dayCookie = new Cookie("dayCookie", day);
<FORM> Enter Name: <INPUT TYPE="TEXT" NAME="name"> <br> Enter month of birth: <INPUT TYPE="TEXT" NAME="month"> <br> Enter date of birth: <INPUT TYPE="TEXT" NAME="day"> <br> <INPUT TYPE="SUBMIT" VALUE="Submit"> </FORM>
I have a few questions regarding this code.
1. Is it possible to set 1 cookie instead of 3 cookies as I have done? 2. How should I code the submit button so that it stores the cookie? Should I give the address of the second page in the ACTION which confirms submission? 3. What is the ideal approach for this exercise? Right now I am thinking that I am supposed to write 2 pages. One that sets the cookie and then another one that has the logic that check whether there is a cookie with the relevant name and if so then check the value and displays a message if the user's birthday is on that day. Am I right?