[thelist] hypocaloric cookies

Candace Maynard candace_maynard at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 4 14:40:33 CDT 2001

Hi there--

There are a couple of ways you could do this, but the
easiest is to grab the IP address of the person
logging in and save it.  This won't work for people
inside firewalls (like at the same company), because
they'll all show up as the same IP address.

If you wanna pursue that route, lemme know and I'll
dig up some code.


--- Blade Runner <jackmadcrowd at caltanet.it> wrote:
> hello, brothers,
> I'm new to this list and a rookie of web editing,
> and I'm looking for help
> on cookies.
> I'm building a non-commercial, non-profit,
> non-sponsored site, and I put a
> counter on the home page. This counter - FxWeb's
> Webtracker - works fine,
> but without persistent cookies it isn't able to tell
> me whether my visitors
> are 'one-timers' or people who like the site enough
> to return.
> All the cookies I've found, surfing around, have
> 'accessories' I don't want
> to bother my guests with, such as 'log in',
> 'personalized greeting', or
> 'your browser is' (!), and - may I say it? - crap
> like that.
> I know from my own experience that alerts and
> prompts make people nervous,
> even when there's no reason, such as in my case.
> I don't want to pry into my guests' life, and
> there's no banner or any such
> thing on my site. And I'll inform my guests about
> the cookie and the reason
> for it's there - it's no secret.
> But I want it to be undisturbing - quiet. Expiring,
> say, 6 months or one
> year.
> Now, is there some wonderful soul who would kindly
> provide me with such a
> plain JavaScript client-side cookie, please, and
> save me from the terrible
> headaches I'm getting from trying to build one on my
> own?
> Copyright would be stated clearly - I promise.
> Thank you very much,
> bladerunner
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