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Problem with Internet Explorer 6.0 and PHP Cookies

   
1:20 pm on Apr 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I have a PHP application which allows members to log in and their information is saved and retrieved from a MySQL database.

People cannot log in using Internet Explorer 6.0, but have no problem logging in with Firefox and Internet Explorer 7.0.

This is the only cookie I use on the site. Does anyone else know of this problem with PHP Cookies and IE 6?

1:26 pm on Apr 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hmmm wouldn't have thought so. What's the error? Does IE6 just return nothing? Have you tried using PHP Sessions in your URLs as well as cookies?
1:30 pm on Apr 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

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No errors are reported. It just does nothing and the user cannot log in.

I tried using session variables, but they never work for me. LOL. The cookie was a substitute for the session variables, but I would like the cookie to store the info for later logging.

1:36 pm on Apr 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

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See now I also thought that PHP Sess never worked for me til I realised that they're cookie based too! They are only entered into the URL when the user's browser can't accept cookies. I think you should try it out, because you can also store data within the session. Instead of doing $_COOKIE, do you $_SESSION
1:37 pm on Apr 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

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do you set domain and path for cookie?
6:47 pm on Apr 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

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No, I do not set the domain or path for cookie. Would that help?
9:37 pm on Apr 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

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try it

you often have to set it explicitly