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Can't get MS Internet Explorer to display screen

Posted on 1998-10-06
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I have set up ARP's PerlShop (shopping cart) on a unix server - you have to go in through a standard HTML form . When I used Netscape I got access to the PerlShop no problem. I then had a new PC which already had MS Explorer
V3 on it - when I tried to enter via the opening HTML
form I kept getting "Invalid Transmission #0 received".
I also had to upgrade to V4 when I changed by ISP.
Same problem. I am now trying out the browser OPERA which
works just fine. Can someone tell me what is the problem
with MS's browser and how I can solve it.
 It's a real issue if I want maximum people
to use the shopping cart.
Thanks BlueFin
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ghjm earned 100 total points
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I have seen this message as the result of an incorrectly formatted cookie. MSIE stores cookies in <user profile>\Cookies. On Win95, that would be c:\windows\cookies, and on WinNT c:\winnt\profiles\username\cookies. Look in there and see if there are any cookies for your site, and if so, delete them.

If your script is setting bad cookies, it should be patched.

-Graham
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ghjm
Thanks for the advise.
I can't find c:\windows\cookies on my Win95 system - do you know what the file extention name is and I'll do a search.
The shopping cart does issue cookies so I guess that may well be
the problem - I can set "use cookies" to NO - but if I can fix
the code - even better.
Here is the code

sub  create_cookie {
            
      my ($cookie_name, $cookie_value, $expire_days) = @_;  
      my  $cookie;
                  
$expiration_date = &create_expire_date($expire_days);

if ($use_cgiwrap eq 'yes')
      {$minimum_cookie_path       = $cgiwrap_directory;}
else
      {$minimum_cookie_path       = $cgi_directory;}
             
$cookie = "Set-Cookie: $cookie_name=$cookie_value; ";
$cookie .= "expires=$expiration_date; ";
$cookie .= "path=$minimum_cookie_path; ";
$cookie .= "domain=$server_address;";

print "$cookie\n";
}

Can you see anything fundatmentally wrong here?
I'm not using cgiwrap.
Thanks - BlueFin
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