[REBOL] Re: CGI session variables like in PHP
From: rebol:techscribe at: 7-Oct-2003 14:10
Create a session cookie with a unique, random name, and create a
temporary file server-side with the same name to hold the session
information, including session vaqriables.. That's how PHP does it
according to Julie Meloni writing for "Webmonkey"
(http://www.webmonkey.com) in her article "Authenticate and Track
Users with PHP". She writes:
a session is an ethereal blob that can hold all sorts of variables and
values. This blob of stuff, also known as a session object, has an
identification string. The identification string, such as
940f8b05a40d5119c030c9c7745aead9, is sent to the user via a cookie
called PHPSESSID. On the server side, a matching temporary file (think
of it as the physical representation of the session object) is created
with the same name (i.e., 940f8b05a40d5119c030c9c7745aead9).
Each session object has variables registered with it. Inside the session
file, on the server, the registered variables and their values are kept
safe and sound. Since these values and variables are not kept in a
database, no additional system resources are required
Hpe this helps.
Carlos Lorenz wrote: