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Passing variables to a frame page -  perl/cgi?

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I am creating a page with per./cgi scripts where you must first login and if login is successful you are transfered to the main page which is a set of 3 frames. A top frame just for the title, a left side frame with a list of links as options and finally the main frame which displays the selection chosen from the options.  I need to use the username entered at the login page in all of the pages listed in the options menu.  I am not sure if or where to pass the username as a hidden variable in order to use it in all the subsequent pages listed in the options menu.  (I am a beginner in Perl/CGI).

Basically right now I have it check if login is valid and if it is then you are transferred to the frame page I set up but i can't access the username from the login.  Thanks.
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dorward earned 300 total points
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The simplest option would probably be to use cookies.

http://www.comptechdoc.org/independent/web/cgi/perlmanual/perlcookie.html
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Thanks for the help. It worked out great once I learned how cookies worked.
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