[geeklog-devel] New Plugin Wish

Tony Bibbs tony at tonybibbs.com
Thu Oct 30 13:33:38 EST 2003

Both windows would share the same session.

Tom Willett wrote:
>>You are right, our custom PHP session handler will allow plugins to pass 
>>data around.
>>If you want to have a value (or object) just add it to the $_SESSION 
>>$user = &AEService::Authenticate($userName, $password);
>>$_SESSION['user'] = $user;
>>Then on subsequent page requests you would have access to the user 
>>object in the session.  Please note if you put objects in session the 
>>class definition needs to be included before you bring it out of the 
>>session.  Also, for GL2 we will need to set some ground rules on what 
>>can go in the session.  Sessions sizes should be measured in KB not MB.
>>Hope that helps,
> Perfect, just what I was thinking of, that should make things easier and 
> cleaner.  This would allow a user (even anonymous) to set options that would 
> only be valid for their current session and allow the plugin to maintain 
> state even when control is passed elsewhere.
> And I will agree that we need to keep sessions small -- we also should have 
> some guidelines about variable naming in sessions.  We don't want multiple 
> plugins stuffing things in the same variable like 'user'.
> A question about your session handler.  If I have a session open and follow 
> a link with shift-click do both windows share the have the same session?  (I 
> ran into this issue with an webmail program.)
> TomW
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