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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
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Is there any way I can put a Cookie which never expires. How do u do it in java?
Tony Alicea

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public void setMaxAge(int expiry)
Sets the maximum age of the cookie in seconds.
A positive value indicates that the cookie will expire after that many seconds have passed.
Note that the value is the maximum age when the cookie will expire, not the cookie's
current age.
A negative value means that the cookie is not stored persistently and will be deleted when
the Web browser exits. A zero value causes the cookie to be deleted.
expiry - an integer specifying the maximum age of the cookie in seconds; if negative,
means the cookie is not stored; if zero, deletes the cookie.

It seems that you would have to use a high number Like 0x7FFFFFFF.
Or Integer.MAX_VALUE. The largest value of type int. The constant value of this field is 2147483647.

Tony Alicea
Senior Java Web Application Developer, SCPJ2, SCWCD
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
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Thanks for the reply Tony.
I was wondering, If I can only set it to Interger.MAX_VALUE then how do sites like Amazon put the non-expirying cookies into the users browsers.
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