Ahhh, ok a good idea.  I will think about it some more.

Thanks

Tom

At 16:55 10/07/2001 -0700, you wrote:
>Tom Peck wrote:
> > >
> > >How about writing a text file that would be your "lock" file, rather
> > >than depending upon MySQL to do it for you?
> > >
> > >--
> > >Raquel
> >
> > So what you mean is:
> >
> > If someone clicks on a car to edit, a txt file is written (maybe called the
> > carID.txt).  Then if someone else clicks on that car to edit it, it says
> > that it is already being edited by someone else because the txt file
> > exists?  So what happens if that person who clicked first closes his
> > browser before updating the car?  How can that text file be automatically
> > erased?
> >
> > I think I'll just assume that this wont be a problem, and if someone
> > overwrites someone elses edit then too bad.. :-)
> >
> > Tom
>
>Why not check the date/time the file was created?  If an arbitrary
>amount of time has expired (2 minutes?  5 minutes?) then you create your
>own lock file as if the first wasn't there?
>
>--
>Raquel
>============================================================
>He who has imagination without learning has wings and no feet.
>   --Anonymous


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