in reply to Falling for the same trap since 1942

Sessions variables are global so they should be used only for global stuff :-)

We have two faces to a system, one stores only the the user id and settings in Session, the other (actually the newer&external, go figure) stores all kind of stuff there. The result ... if the session times out (or we restart the server while you are making your coffee) and you are using the internal interface all you have to do is to log back in and you may continue where you left off without any data loss whatsoever. In the other you are fscked up. You've lost your data, we have no idea what were you doing, go and do it again! Sweet.

Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.
   -- Rick Osborne

P.S.: The "author" of that second face even stores a list of IDs in several variables names "Sites(1)", "Sites(2)", ... but I know where does he live ...

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