[thelist] Backend of a shopping cart system...

Casey Crookston casey.crookston at imibevcore.com
Fri Apr 5 08:59:00 CST 2002


Two points.  1)  What do you you have against using cookies?  Yes, some
people turn them off, but then again almost every major shopping site
that I can think of uses them.  2)  Users should not need to login
before adding items to their cart.  They only need to do so before
checking out.


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Blessing [mailto:webguy at mail.rit.edu]
Sent: Friday, April 05, 2002 8:55 AM
To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: RE: [thelist] Backend of a shopping cart system...

Actually I have one issue remaining here... with the array-based system,
there's no need for the user to login to our site before creating their
shopping cart, since the cart is specific to that user by way of a
session var.  If I move to the db system, I suppose I could use the
session ID as a sort of unique key, but how would I persist (if the user
closes their browser and then comes back) that without using cookies?

Chris Blessing
webguy at mail.rit.edu

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