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Old 04-20-2002, 02:38 PM   #1
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Question PHP Sessions

Hi guys

I,m just learning how to use sessions with Apache and PHP 4, but i,m worried about using cookies.

I dont want to use them at all because not everyone allows there browsers to accept them.

I think I know how to verify usernames and passwords, but if I use

session_start(); .... and declare $uname and $pword as global variables

where will these variables actually be stored? in cookies?

If so, what other methods are there, and are there any good tutorials on using them.

Thx Guys

Take it easy

Old 04-21-2002, 05:57 AM   #2
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Unlike ASP, PHP does not rely on cookies in order to handle sessions. (Although cookies is the preferred method)

If cookies are not supported by the particular client, the SID (Session ID) can be embedded directly in the URL.

session_start(); // initialise session
session_register("foo"); // register vars

blah blah blah
<form method="post"
action="foobar.php?<? = SID?>" >


hope that helps



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