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  1. #1
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    Aug 2003
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    Hi Guys,

    I was hoping that someone here may be able to answer my php question.

    I am using php to create and store cookies for access on a download page. I was wondering if anyone knew the code I would need to say that if the cookie has not been set at the time of the page being viewed, use a set of default values.

    The default values would be

    $username = A000002;
    $password = HM071603;
    $offercode = 03080110700;

    now I'm not a php programmer so I don't know if the syntax for that bit is correct but that at least tells you the variables necessary and the values for those variables. Could someone please help me out with this?

    I was also wondering if the value of a cookie could be defined using a search string query like this:

    Would that allow you to define the cookie using the values in the url?
    If so, could someone post the proper code for that? I really appreciate it! Hopefully this will help answer questions for others as well.
    Thanks guys!

    Greg J


  3. #2
    Junior Member IndigoPixel's Avatar
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    Jul 2003
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    Just check to see if those values are set in the $_COOKIE or $_GET superglobal arrays, then set them if they're not:
    PHP Code:
    $merged array_merge($_GET$_COOKIE);
    if (!
    $merged['username'] || !$merged['password'] || !$merged['offercode']) {
    $username 'A000002';
    $password 'HM071603';
    $offercode '03080110700';

    else {

    Note that this code is quite insecure, and it would be worth your while to get someone to write the validation part for you ... I can do it, for you, email or PM me if you want me to.

    URL string values are part of the $_GET values ... but you could easily squeeze them out using extract(), and pop them into a cookie, but I'm unsure why you'd want to do that when a cookie is invisible to most users. Even better, use a session, then even if they don't have cookies enabled, you can make it look like they do.

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