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Re: [help-cgicc] session how to, please explain

From: Edward Wilson
Subject: Re: [help-cgicc] session how to, please explain
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 08:27:49 -0700 (PDT)


The fact that cgicc does not support 'sessions' keeps me from using cgicc for 
anything serious;
and hacking in one's own session mechanism is a lot of work considering that it 
comes baked-in
with nearly every competing technology.  

cgicc is great for extending an application that needs a simple web/http/html 
interface; for
developing serious web applications requiring session management you may want 
to look at using
another tool.


--- "Vlad D. Markov" <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Apr 2005 22:25:39 -0400
> Ben Kuang <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Hi:
> > 
> > I plan to use the cgicc lib for a project i do in school.  I am doing
> > a libary automation system that would allow users to access the system
> > online.  Once the user has logged onto the system, how do I make sure
> > the system knows it's the same user until the user logs out?
> > Any helps would be greatly appreciated.
> > 
> Unless cgicc has changed since I last used it, the concept of "session" is 
> not part of the
> library.
> The simplest method to track information from form to form is to use hidden 
> variables in the
> form. In a secure application this may not be acceptable because when the 
> user views the source
> then this hidden information is not hidden anymore.
> Java Servlets/JSPs and MS ASP have a concept of a session implemented via 
> cookies. Most
> commercial applications use this method. That is why all these sites say you 
> must have cookies
> enabled to use their site. You could of course implement your own cookie 
> mechanism.
> There are other ways to track users but they are harder to implement in my 
> opinion. Since its
> school, usually the hidden field mechanism gets a decent enough grade.
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