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cookies[loop].getValue() breaking when the value includes an @ symbol

Posted on 2011-09-19
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Hi,

I'm working on a legacy system and having a problem with cookies.

A user's email address is being stored as a cookie and later used as the usersID

Although it was working fine, recently when the cookie is called it returns only text before the @ symbol.

For example:

cookie value = 'name@domain.com'

getting the cookie value = 'userID = cookies[loop].getValue()'

Returns = 'name'

Not 'name@domain.com'

Is there a way of escaping the @ ? Open to any suggestions.
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Question by:o-roojo
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by:gurvinder372
ID: 36559749
use escape(value) while setting the cookie
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by:o-roojo
ID: 36559852
HI could you expand on your answer a little I've tried the following with no success:

Cookie cookieUserId = new Cookie("cookieUserId",escape(email));
                  response.addCookie(cookieUserId);

or
string address="";
address = escape(email);
Cookie cookieUserId = new Cookie("cookieUserId",address);
                  response.addCookie(cookieUserId);

As the tags to this question state this is JSP not javascript - if that makes a difference?
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gurvinder372 earned 500 total points
ID: 36559877
okay
Check this doc
http://www.javacommerce.com/displaypage.jsp?name=servletfaq.sql&id=18248
see this section's note below
(What are Cookies and how to use them?)

see this
http://blog.js-development.com/2009/03/problems-with-character-encoding-on.html
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