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Is there a way I can welcome a first time visitor to my site, or at least post them a special message?

This little snippet was contributed by Jeremy aka taz97@flash.net whose brother Chad is some sort of computer genius. Thanks for the submission guys.

Well, I should point out that it really is a message for people that have never received your cookie. What's a cookie? It's a small file that gets written to the hard disk. Don't worry, it is not a security problem (so far!).

The person getting your cookie for the first time will get a little message box containing your messages, with an OK prompt to continue. This is a little hard to test as you have to erase your cookies to make it work more than once for you.

In case you missed it, the message looks like this:

JAVA ALERT


source

To install, just cut and past this code into your HTML
document- just below the <BODY> tag. You can change
the ZZZZZ to be your name or whatever.
Of course, also change the message- just be sure to keep
the ENTIRE message on ONE line!

<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">
<!--
function GetCookie(name) {
  var arg=name+"=";
  var alen=arg.length;
  var clen=document.cookie.length;
  var i=0;
  while (i<clen) {
    var j=i+alen;
    if (document.cookie.substring(i,j)==arg)
      return "here";
    i=document.cookie.indexOf(" ",i)+1;
    if (i==0) break;
  }
  return null;
}
var visit=GetCookie("ZZZZZ");
if (visit==null){
   alert("Your Message Goes here and you only get to see it once!");
   var expire=new Date();
   expire=new Date(expire.getTime()+7776000000);
   document.cookie="ZZZZZ=here; expires="+expire;
}
// -->
</SCRIPT>


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