Not that I'm an ASP expert, but I asked someone about this once and was
told that the application object is really just a session for that section
of the website.

In other words you configure IIS so that say "/foobar" is an application.
Then in /foobar/global.asa you do some stuff that sets up this application
object.  Now anyone who accesses /foobar has access to that object.  So
using this you could keep track of how many people are on the site ,etc...

While it's magic in ASP land, it is easily done with a bit of work in

On Fri, 15 Feb 2002, Peter J. Schoenster wrote:

> On 15 Feb 2002, at 14:43, Bendik Simonsen wrote:
> > I have however, noticed one feature that ASP has that I have not found
> > an equal for in PHP: the "application" object.
> >
> > For those of you not familiar with ASP, the lowdown is this: The
> > application object acts like a global session. You assign it variables
> > and values like you would a session, but those variables are available
> > to all instances and sessions. It is for example very useful to track
> > different users at the same time, or to send messages from one session
> > to another, or the likes.
> >
> > Anything like this in PHP, or will I have to find a workaround for it,
> > or *ick* do that little sniplet in ASP?
> Well how does it work? Is it advertised as M$ magic in the class?
> Is http not stateless?
> I don't follow your description and I don't believe in magic.
> Is it using cookies? If not what? It must be using something?
> I bet it's using cookies. Sounds a lot like what you normally do with
> sessions. I don't follow the "send message from one session to
> another" ... is this not just normal course for sessions?  I'd like
> more explanation before I believe that this is any more than just a
> module.
> Peter
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