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What is wrong with my cookie?

Joe Wang
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Joined: Sep 19, 2003
Posts: 3
Hi people,
I used following code to test Cookie:
........
public void doGet(... req, ... res)throws ...,..{
HttpCookie cookie = new Cookie("userName","someOne");
res.addCookie(cookie);
res.setContentType("text/html");
//Next, get PrintWriter to send response to client
}
.....
The code was successfully compiled and run without any exception.
But, when I checked the temporary directory of IE, where the cookies should be stored, I could not find any cookie file.Why?
Does anybody can tell the reason?
William Brogden
Author and all-around good cowpoke
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 12761
    
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My understanding is that the default max age value is -1 meaning that the cookie lasts until the browser shuts down - thus it does not have to be stored.
See the setMaxAge method API.
Bill
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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