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Re: Re: Re: Re: New Session for new Window (or: Session ID vs. Process ID...)

by shushu (Scribe)
on Feb 26, 2003 at 08:13 UTC ( #238704=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Re: New Session for new Window (or: Session ID vs. Process ID...)
in thread New Session for new Window (or: Session ID vs. Process ID...)

My application is a strange one. I do not use the Session to authenticate anything, and I don't have any permission handling, since I don't need it.

You wrote that by handling the $Response->Cookie I can force the $Session->Abandon to do nothing (by setting the cookie's Session ID key to the value I want - great).
But - I want the opposite - I want to create a different Sessions per window.
Before trying (which I will just going to do) I am almost certain that forcing a new Session ID in the Response->Cookie won't create a new cookie per window, and that I will still be with a Session per process.

What do you think ?
shushu


Comment on Re: Re: Re: Re: New Session for new Window (or: Session ID vs. Process ID...)
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: New Session for new Window (or: Session ID vs. Process ID...)
by JayBonci (Curate) on Feb 26, 2003 at 08:43 UTC
    There's not really any way to tell what windows are separate from each other. HTTP is a stateless protocol, and there's no way to tell from what window something was spawned. Netscape, Opera, IE, lynx et al all behave differently with regards to cookies and windows. There's really no good way to tell.

    If I may ask, why would you want the Session to be different for each window?

        --jaybonci
      I am the team leader of a product called FireBall-1, which is an internal CheckPoint tool for QA.
      The report this tool is creating is an ASP built HTML files, with a complicated navigation within the report.
      For example - if I use a loop in FireBall, I will see a loop in the report, and iterations of it.
      The bottom line - we use the session to follow where the user is in the report.
      But the user can open more then one report from the same IE window, and start his navigation. In this point I want him to get a session/cookie per window, in this is my current problem.

      shushu
        Why not track it by GET data from where he is in the application? It might be simpler to pass along that information in the link.

        http://fireball/qa.asp?checkpoint=101&session=205.

        If they jump out of that loop by opening a new window (or head to a spot where they couldn't possibly have gone to from the current report, create another session from there and change around all of the links (session=206, etc).

            --jaybonci

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