Justin, et al -- ...and then Justin French said... % % on 07/10/02 11:32 AM, David T-G ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: % % > It's a start; it confirms some of what I think I understand about % > sessions. Now if only I can get the session ID out of the URL without % > using any cookies... Any ideas, anyone? % % % I Thought I made it clear, but I'll try again :)
Thanks :-) % % You have three options for maintaining state: % % - Cookies % - URL % - POSTed forms OK. I was afraid of that... % % The most common method is plain cookies. But if you want guaranteed state, Sure, but I know that cookies won't work, so that rules them out. % then URL is the answer. My main problem with the URL method is that it % requires the writer(s) to be careful when typing links... ensuring that they Exactly. It's cluttered and you have to be sure to get it right if you're typing it in. % have the session ID in them. Impossible for a CMS. The answer is % enabel_trans_sid. Well, sorta :-) % % More and more hosts are compiling with enable_trans_sid... what this does % is: attempt to pass the SID around in a cookie. If this fails, it will Right. % re-write any relative URLs in your pages to include the session ID... it's So I can code without having to put the ID on the URLs myself? So the "transparent"-ness is for the programmer? Well, I do like that... % the best of both worlds... transparent cookies if possible, otherwise the % SID is passed around in a URL. Right. % % % So, this rules out a complaint about complicated URLs, because you don't % have to type them. I may not have to type it as a programmer, but the user might have to type it as a surfer. % % % I urge you to look around all the big sites... if they need to maintain % state (a session) they do so with URLs... amazon.com, whatever -- they all % do it. Yeah, I know. % % Why do you not wish to use URLs? Because they're cluttered and it puts the session ID also in the user's goto cache. % % % Justin Thanks & HAND :-D -- David T-G * It's easier to fight for one's principles (play) [EMAIL PROTECTED] * than to live up to them. -- fortune cookie (work) [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.justpickone.org/davidtg/ Shpx gur Pbzzhavpngvbaf Qrprapl Npg!
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