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Okay, I understand what it does, but I'm having troubles understanding the process of the set/getCookie functions given as examples in the w3schools tutorial.I'm a jQuery junkie trying to ramp up to serious scripting (eventually with Ajax and PHP as its becoming apparent). While the school lessons have been invaluable I notice they don't always have a comprehensive list of objects, methods, or actions that can be done. For instance in the Cookie examples, how where does 'exdays' get defined, what do escape() and unescape() do, etc. I understand parts but others seem completely unexplained. Are there any more comprehensive explanations of the cookie?Also, another example, they talk about the setTimeout and clearTimeout, but I never saw setInterval anywhere... that seems like an important thing to leave out of the school so I'm assuming there's 'gotta be a site out there where a full list of events and objects is being updated more regularly.Thanks!

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For instance in the Cookie examples, how where does 'exdays' get defined,
when the setCookie function is called
setCookie("username",username,365);

maybe consider reading this threadhttp://w3schools.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=41943

what do escape() and unescape() do
http://www.w3schools...sref_escape.asphttp://www.w3schools...ef_unescape.asp
Are there any more comprehensive explanations of the cookie?
https://www.google.c...iw=1440&bih=779
Also, another example, they talk about the setTimeout and clearTimeout, but I never saw setInterval anywhere...
admittadly not on the page, but you can still search for it on the site or google and find ithttp://www.w3schools...setinterval.asp
that seems like an important thing to leave out of the school so I'm assuming there's 'gotta be a site out there where a full list of events and objects is being updated more regularly.
objectshttp://www.w3schools.../js/default.asp (on the left hand side, about halfway down) eventshttp://www.w3schools...m_obj_event.asp all it takes is a little searching. references are just that, references. they are not a manual or instruction book. sometimes you just have to do a little searching, but usually everything is there. Edited by thescientist

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Scientist, I see what you're saying with googling. It is how I've found out much of what the deal is. I suppose where I get caught up is as a novice you don't always know what to look for or where... I somehow missed the part on their being 'global functions' all apart of the learning curve I suppose.I guess I just get lazy when there's a 'lesson plan' in front of me and I want there to be an anchor to every question I have within the lesson. :-P

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Also, is there a trick to searching with the forum's search bar? when I put in 'cookie' it returned nothing... I've yet for the forum search to return any matches that I type in :(

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There's an ongoing issue with the search part of the forum.http://w3schools.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=41810 I would recommend searching the w3schools site if you are trying to search through their references.http://www.w3schools.com/

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