I'm trying a build a very straightforward 'flash poll' [i.e. instant poll (not Macromedia Flash)] ... and I'm immediately stuck by the following question;
- how can I recognize whether a user on a pc (I've imagining I can ONLY identify a pc) has voted already!?
- I'm a newbie ... self--taught with CF (and mysql interaction) ... and someone gave me the impression that I can plant a 'flash cookie' on a pc ... that will help me detect if a pc has been used to vote on my wee flash ("instant") poll.
What do you think!?
ELSE ... I'm going to create a record (many reasons why) for each vote ... with a vote_id that incremements. I'd LOVE to catch the session_id, the ip_address and ANY other identifier I can catch from the user's PC !? ... PLUS plant a cookie on the user's PC that marks it as already voting on this specific insta_poll.
Is this possible? If so ... could u please give me a pointer as to the keywords to use!?
Again - I was 'told' (mistakenly?) that Flash Cookies are more sublime and permanent - than regular cookies? (??????) so would be perfect to use!?
Thanks and hope this is not too silly and longwinded a question.
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