help reading cookie values

kyosohma at kyosohma at
Fri Jul 13 22:29:55 CEST 2007

On Jul 13, 3:08 pm, Sean <s... at> wrote:
> I am trying to read a cookie I set but I am not sure if I really set
> it correctly or I am not reading it correctly.  I was given the
> following instructions to set the cookie.  It appears to be working
> because in Firefox browser I see the cookie listed for my domain
> > you set a cookie in a pythonscript like:
> > context.REQUEST.RESPONSE.setCookie('cookie_name', 'some value',
> > expires=(DateTime() + 365).toZone('GMT').rfc822(), path='/')
>  I have been searching everywhere to find information on reading the
> cookie value that I set.  I used the following code I found which
> returns 'no cookiez' in spite of the fact that I see the cookie in my
> browser's cookie listing.  I must be doing something wrong in the way
> I am testing for its existence
> import Cookie
> import os
> thiscookie = Cookie.SimpleCookie()
> if 'HTTP_COOKIE' in os.environ:
> #if os.environ.has_key('HTTP_COOKIE'):     I tried this way also
> thiscookie.load(os.environ['HTTP_COOKIE'])
> a_code = thiscookie['my_cookie'].value
> return a_code
> else:
> return 'no cookiez'

This site looks like it has some good information on Cookie handling
(see "cookielib and ClientCookie Example" section:


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