With --enable-trans-sid the problem still exists. For example, a user
logs in and cookies are disabled. He browses to a page which doesn't
load the session. Then from there he goes to a page that does use
sessions. Unless I'm mistaken, --enable-trans-sid won't add the session
ID unless the session is started on the page.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Wong [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] 
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2002 11:24 PM
Subject: Re: [PHP] How to keep form inputs from being cleared

On Friday 08 February 2002 04:33, CompMan86 wrote:
> I posted about this a few days ago. I received several responses but
> none of them were very helpful (thanks for the effort though). I
> figured out what it was by process of elimination. At the top of my
> registration form, I put session_start() just like I did for all my
> other scripts. Well it turns out that by doing this, for some reason,
> clears the form. I have a hunch that the cookie request by
> session_start() has something to do with it. Well, the only reason
> someone would be at the registration form would be if he/she was not a
> member, therefore the session ID would be pointless.
> This is the major flaw of PHP's built in sessions imho: If a user
> disables cookies, the session functions assign the session ID to the
> constant SID. However, if the SID is not passed on religiously, a new
> session will be made. In an instance like this where session_start()
> cannot be used, you can't pass on the SID. It seems like I'm just
> to resort to requiring that my users enable session cookies. The
> of making the code to use both SID and/or cookies just doesn't seem
> worth it. If anyone has any ideas of a resolution to this problem,
> free to post here or email me.

If you have full access to your server you can recompile php with the 
"--enable-trans-sid" option. Once this is done the SID will be 
*automagically* be propagated via the URL or hidden form elements. An 
extremely useful feature if you need sessions and cannot rely on the
having enabled cookies.

Jason Wong -> Gremlins Associates -> www.gremlins.com.hk

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