On Dec 7, 2009, at 4:40 PM, Ashley Sheridan wrote:

> On Mon, 2009-12-07 at 14:39 -0800, Allen McCabe wrote:
>> I have a shopping cart type system set up which keeps track of the cart
>> contents using a SESSION variable, where $_SESSION['cart'][$item_id'] is
>> equal to the quantity, so the name/value pair is all the information I need.
>> But sessions are unreliable on the free server I am currently using for this
>> website (not my choice), so I had start using cookies because users were
>> being sporadically logged out, sometimes just on a page refresh.
>> I want to find a way to set a cookie to remember the cart items as well, and
>> I thought setting a cookie for each item/quantity pair was the way to go
>> until I started trying to figure out how to unset all those cookies if the
>> user empties their cart.
>> Is there any way to set cookies with an array for the name? Intead of
>> $_COOKIE['item_number'] have $_COOKIE['cart']['item_number'] like I have the
> What about storing a unique ID in the cookie, and matching it up with
> information for that user in a database. It's sort of simulating a
> sessions, but without the session handler getting involved, which looks
> slightly messed up from what you've said.
> Thanks,
> Ash
> http://www.ashleysheridan.co.uk

Blast your speedier typing!! =P


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