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From "Patrick Willart" <>
Subject RE: Cookies
Date Thu, 20 Nov 2003 22:20:32 GMT
Since you don't specify the path when you write the cookie it's in
/app/servlet. This means that this cookie can only be read by pages/servlets
in this directory or subdirectories.

Your JSP is in a different directory structure and is not allowed to read
the cookie you wrote.

add cookie.setPath("/") to your servlet to set the cookie path to the root.
Then your JSP (as it is a subdirectory of the root) can read your cookie.



-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Tebong []
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2003 2:10 PM
To: Tomcat Users List
Subject: Cookies

I set a cookie like this from a servlet (URI=

		Cookie userCookie = new Cookie("someName", "someValue");

I later try to read the cookies using a JSP page like this (URI=

		Cookie[] cookies = request.getCookies();
		Cookie cookie;
		for(int i=0; i<cookies.length; i++)
			cookie = cookies[i];
			out.print(cookie.getName() + "=");
			out.print(cookie.getValue() + "\n");

I get nothing in the results, however, if I try to get and print the
cookie values from the same servlet, I get all cookies that were set and
the sessionid cookie as well. What is going on? How can I set cookies in
a servlet and get their values from a jsp file (btw, the jsp file is in
the same package).

PS Is this the right forum for this question?

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