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#1 mistakes!

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 01:39 AM

hello can anyone please tell me the difference between cookies and sessions? as i am struggling on which one to use

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 02:21 AM

the simple watered down version:

a session is a method of carrying variables over from 1 page to the next. all the information in the session variables are stored on the server where the script is. a session id is linked to all these variables, and the webbrowser sends the session id to the server when requesting access to a page that accesses those variables.

a cookie is basically a variable with an expiration date that's stored on the user's computer.
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Posted 09 May 2006 - 04:13 AM

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the simple watered down version:

a session is a method of carrying variables over from 1 page to the next. all the information in the session variables are stored on the server where the script is. a session id is linked to all these variables, and the webbrowser sends the session id to the server when requesting access to a page that accesses those variables.

a cookie is basically a variable with an expiration date that's stored on the user's computer.
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thanks alot or that!
much appreciated!




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