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if Isset cookie else redirect to another link

Posted on 2007-04-04
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// this is the index.php file below

session_start();

$frm_country = $_POST['submit'];
$_SESSION['country'] = $frm_country;
setcookie("country",$frm_country, time()+3600);

// check if cookie is set
if (isset($_COOKIE["country"]))
{
   $country = $_COOKIE["country"];
   $country = $_SESSION['country'];

}
else
{
   header("Location: http://www.cars.com/worldmap.php");   /* Redirect browser */
}

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i have replaced the real website with 'cars'.
Basically if the country cookie has no value then
go to worldmap.php where you can click on the country then where the form will send a POST
which will contain the country in $frm_country.
but what actually happen with the above code
is when i clear my browser cookie and go to index.php
it automatically transfers me to worldmap.php because there is no cookie value set
and then once i click on 'australia' it puts the cookie in the browser but it remains
on the same worldmap.php until i hit the country again.
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Question by:Alpha_AI
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by:richswyatt
ID: 18851362
Can I see the code you are using in Worldmap.php to submit the users country click?
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by:Alpha_AI
ID: 18851558
sure.

<form action='index1.php' method='POST' >
        <input type='hidden' name='north_america' value='1' />
        <input name="submit" type="submit" style="background-color: transparent; border: none; cursor: pointer; text-decoration: underline; color: #59200d;"  value="northamerica" />
      </form></td>
      <td width="8%"><form action='index1.php' method='POST' >
        <input type='hidden' name='south_america' value='1' />
        <input name="submit" type="submit" style="background-color: transparent; border: none; cursor: pointer; text-decoration: underline; color: #59200d;"  value="South America" />
      </form></td>
      <td width="9%"><form action='index1.php' method='POST' >
        <input type='hidden' name='central_america' value='1' />
        <input name="submit2" type="submit" style="background-color: transparent; border: none; cursor: pointer; text-decoration: underline; color: #59200d;"  value="Central America" />
      </form></td>
      <td width="4%"><div align="center"><form action='index1.php' method='POST' >
        <input type='hidden' name='europe' value='1' />
        <input name="submit" type="submit" style="background-color: transparent; border: none; cursor: pointer; text-decoration: underline; color: #59200d;"  value="Europe" />
      </form></div></td>
      <td width="5%"><form action='index1.php' method='POST' >
        <input type='hidden' name='france' value='1' />
        <input name="submit" type="submit" style="background-color: transparent; border: none; cursor: pointer; text-decoration: underline; color: #59200d;"  value="France" />
      </form></td>
      <td width="5%"><form action='index1.php' method='POST' >
        <input type='hidden' name='australia' value='1' />
        <input name="submit" type="submit" style="background-color: transparent; border: none; cursor: pointer; text-decoration: underline; color: #59200d;"  value="australia" />
      </form></td>
      <td width="8%"><form action='index1.php' method='POST' >
        <input type='hidden' name='new_zealand' value='1' />
        <input name="submit" type="submit" style="background-color: transparent; border: none; cursor: pointer; text-decoration: underline; color: #59200d;"  value="newzealand" />
      </form></td>
      <td width="7%"><form action='index1.php' method='POST' >
        <input type='hidden' name='middle_east' value='1' />
        <input name="submit" type="submit" style="background-color: transparent; border: none; cursor: pointer; text-decoration: underline; color: #59200d;"  value="Middle East" />
      </form>

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by:Alpha_AI
ID: 18851574
index.php is at the moment index1.php
until i go live where ya know i rename index1.php to index.php

cheers

Ben

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richswyatt earned 125 total points
ID: 18851664
Hmm - it seems to me that you are setting the cookie before they even click a country.

This is way it seems to me: someone hits your site - the index.php page - and it s/b redirecting them to the worldmap page if no cookie.  Put a condition around the cookie set so that it only does it when $_POST['submit'] is not blank.
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