Session variables (was: [thelist] Pop-up when user leaves sit e.)

Scott Dexter sgd at
Mon May 21 17:12:16 CDT 2001

> The "people" means that what's visiting your site is a person
> and not a robot.  Won't a robot trigger a new session?  You
> may say you can recognise and remove robots from logs but you
> would need to be maintaining a database robots on a *weekly*
> if not daily basis, since that's how often new robots appear.

A robots.txt file should be used for these cases, and rfc compliant robots
will listen to it; hence no need to maintain a db.


think safely

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