Problem reading HTTP_COOKIE

Jack Hatterly jackhatterly at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 12 23:55:36 CEST 2011


> Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 21:29:25 +0100
> Subject: Re: Problem reading HTTP_COOKIE
> From: rosuav at gmail.com
> To: python-list at python.org
> 
> I assume that what you mean is that it prints "None" even after you
> hit F5 to reload the page, as the first run of the script will never
> have a cookie.
> 
> Your script is now not actually setting any cookie. What cookie are
> you seeing in your browser? It may be something created and consumed
> by your framework, somewhere.

But my script *is* setting a cookie. I just sent a stripped-down version of the script earlier. Here's the entire script:

#! /usr/bin/python

import string
import os
import datetime, Cookie, random
import time
import os

def parse_cookie():
  ourTime = str(time.time())
  environ = os.environ
  cookie = environ.get('HTTP_COOKIE', '')
  if cookie == '':
    cookie = string.replace(ourTime, '.', '')
    cookie = Cookie.SimpleCookie()
    expiration = datetime.datetime.now() + datetime.timedelta(days=30)
    cookie['lastvisit'] = random.randint(1,999999999999)
    cookie['lastvisit']['expires'] = 30 * 24 * 60 * 60
    cookie['lastvisit']['path'] = '/var/www/html/my_site/clients/Millenium/'
    cookie['lastvisit']['comment'] = random.randint(1,999999999999)
    cookie['lastvisit']['domain'] = '.www.my_site.com'
    cookie['lastvisit']['max-age'] = 30 * 24 * 60 * 60
    cookie['lastvisit']['secure'] = ''
    cookie['lastvisit']['version'] = 1
  c = Cookie.SimpleCookie()
  c.load(cookie)
  cookiedict = {}
  for key in c.keys():
    cookiedict[key] = c.get(key).value
  print c
  print 'Content-Type: text/html\n'

  print '<html><body>'
  print '</body></html>'

if __name__ == "__main__":
  parse_cookie()

You see, every time when the cookie is read it comes back None which gets translated to '' and then the cookie is re-baked. *NOT* what I want!! I can see the cookie in my browser.
TIA,
Jack
 		 	   		  
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