nelmo - 4:31 pm on Dec 8, 2011 (gmt 0)
Thanks for the reply and good advice - however, I'm a support bloke in a big company who's been dumped on from above to write this app to fit in with an existing suite of webapps. Sadly, I don't have the time to go on a Perl course.
I wrote this app in Perl because that's what the others were written in and I have limited options as to what I can change and use (I doubt AJAX, whatever it is, is installed on our web servers).
I have a set of JS functions to manage cookies (read, erase, create) and I don't want to have to re-write my app in JS, which I guess is an option but will take a week.
I've tried a test program using my example in my first post and I'm not getting 'rtn' back to my Perl script (thought that would be too easy :-) ).
Any other suggestions?