On Thu, 16 Apr 2009 09:26:52 -0500, nos...@mckenzies.net (Shawn McKenzie) wrote:

>Stuart wrote:
>> 2009/4/15 Don <d...@program-it.ca>:
>>> I have some code in my index.php file that check the user agent and
>>> redirects to a warning page if IE 6 or less is encountered.
>>> 1. I'm using a framework and so calls to all pages go through index.php
>>> 2. The code that checks for IE 6 or less and redirects is in index.php
>>> I know how to redirect the users but what I want to do is redirect a user
>>> ONLY the first time the web site is accessed regardless of what page they
>>> first access.  I would like to minimize overhead (no database).  Can this be
>>> done?
>> Why redirect? That sucks as a user experience. Why not simply put an
>> alert somewhere prominent on the page with the message you want to
>> convey? That way you can have it on every page and not interrupt the
>> users use of your site.
>I agree, and you can still try the cookie method to not show the
>message, but it's not a big deal if they don't get the cookie/it expires
>etc., because the worst thing that can happen is that they see the message.

Alternatively add a link 'If you are new/Introduction/etc' that the new user 
can click to
get more information if they want it.

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