Monday, November 08, 2010 at 12:04 AM.


on getMemberKeyFromCookie (cookieString) {
	<<This is a utility script for getting the member key (email address, usually) from a cookie string. This is especially useful for #security scripts. It works with old and new cookie formats. cookieString should be an un-url-decoded cookie string. This script may return the empty string. It may return an invalid memberKey.
		<<04/10/00; 2:38:03 PM by PBS
	if mainResponder.members.isHashedCookieFormat (cookieString) {
		local (t);
		t = mainResponder.members.cookieStringToTable (cookieString);
		return (}
	else {
		local (memberKey);
		cookieString = string.urlDecode (cookieString);
		memberKey = string.nthField (cookieString, '\t', 1);
		return (memberKey)};
	return ("")}

This listing is for code that runs in the OPML Editor environment. I created these listings because I wanted the search engines to index it, so that when I want to look up something in my codebase I don't have to use the much slower search functionality in my object database. Dave Winer.