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do any one know how long does the cookie of experts-exchange.com last?

I would like to set cookie like EE, but i don't know how long it should last.

Thanks.
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"do any one know how long does the cookie of experts-exchange.com last? "

you can find that out for yourself. if you are using NS look at your cookies.txt file. in it you will find an entry that looks something like...

..experts-exchange.com      TRUE      /      FALSE      1900195130      login      16739:hsWRAr0dF60w2k

Each line in the cookies.txt file represents a single piece of stored information. A tab is inserted between each of  the fields.

 From left-to-right, here is what each field represents:

 domain - The domain that created AND that can read the variable.
 flag - A TRUE/FALSE value indicating if all machines within a given domain can access the
 variable. This value is set automatically by the browser, depending on the value you set
 for domain.
 path - The path within the domain that the variable is valid for.
 secure - A TRUE/FALSE value indicating if a secure connection with the domain is needed
 to access the variable.
 expiration - The UNIX time that the variable will expire on. UNIX time is defined as the number of seconds since Jan 1, 1970 00:00:00 GMT.
 name - The name of the variable.
 value - The value of the variable.


So as you can see in the cookie above the expiration is set to 1900195130 seconds since  Jan 1, 1970 00:00:00 GMT.
==========================================

here is a small PERL/CGI program using which you can set your own cookie.

the cookie expires on mon 27th Nov.

===my_cookie.pl

#!/usr/local/bin/perl

print "Set-Cookie: back=yes; path=/; expires:Mon, 27-Nov-2000 23:00:59 GMT\n";
print "Content-type: text/html\n\n";
  print qq{
  <B>Cookie set successfully!!/B>
 };


in order to check if the cookie is set, enable "Warn before cookie is set" option in your browser.
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