I have a similar problem only my sessions expire once you leave the site,
even for a second. I'm not so experienced with cookies so how can I fix

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Rogers" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "John W. Holmes" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: "'Gerard Samuel'" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "'php-gen'"
Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 9:52 PM
Subject: Re[2]: [PHP] How to handle "so called" expired sessions??

> Hi,
> Wednesday, December 4, 2002, 4:01:07 AM, you wrote:
> >> Ive just been getting myself deep into using sessions.
> >> Sessions are working as it should except for one condition.
> >> Say I log into the site, and the session is started, and I don't do
> >> anything for the next 30 mins, then go back to the site.
> >> Im temporarily logged out, but because the session cookie is still
> JWH> good,
> >> the next page load logs me back in.
> >> How do the people who use sessions handle this type of scenario??
> JWH> Whether your logged back in or not is dependant on your program. Once
> JWH> you are gone for over X minutes, your session file is deleted. So,
> JWH> though the cookie is still good, the session will not have any data.
> JWH> What's usually done is to check for a certain session value, like
> JWH> $_SESSION['logged_in'] and if it's present, then continue, otherwise
> JWH> force the user to log back in again.
> JWH> ---John Holmes...
> Not quite that simple as the cleanup proccess may not have run and the
data is
> still sitting there, I use msession so I am not sure if the normal session
> will return expired data after it expires and before it is
> does so I hacked it to cleanup if expired data is requested.
> --
> regards,
> Tom
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