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"Type mismatch: cannot convert from Cookie to String"

 
John Piper
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I've searched for several examples of how to use a cookie in a form to remember the username. All of them seem to use the exact same code example. I wrote my page based on that code and I still get the following error message, "Type mismatch: cannot convert from Cookie to String" on line 42.

Any suggestions on how I should proceed? Thanks everyone.

 
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Well, you are trying to assign a Cookie instance to a String reference, so yes, you can't do that.

If you want the value of the cookie, check its javadoc to see how to get that.
 
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And for the love of all that is good, update your JSP knowledge! Using Java code in a JSP is a bad bad practice that is almost a decade out of date!

It's no longer 2001 -- time to stop writing JSP as if it is.
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:Well, you are trying to assign a Cookie instance to a String reference, so yes, you can't do that.


Yea, unfortunately I'm realizing that now.

I've been trying to follow examples like these:
  • http://www.java-forums.org/java-tips/5425-jsp-cookies-example.html
  • http://www.roseindia.net/answers/viewqa/Java-Beginners/12141-Remember-me-on-this-computer-%28via-cookies%29-in-jsp-servlet.html


  • But apparently they are wrong.

    Bear Bibeault wrote:And for the love of all that is good, update your JSP knowledge! Using Java code in a JSP is a bad bad practice that is almost a decade out of date!

    It's no longer 2001 -- time to stop writing JSP as if it is.


    I'm just now starting to learn, so there isn't really anything to update

    What is considered the correct practice currently?



     
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    roseindia.com is generally considered a poor place to get examples from.

    With regards to modern practices: no Java code in JSP. None Zero. Nada.

    Rather, learn the JSTL and EL.

    As a beginner, I recommend this article and this article to help get you started.
     
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