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

Chris Blessing webguy at mail.rit.edu
Fri Apr 5 09:07:01 CST 2002

Nothing against cookies, just trying to contain things to the server-side.
If I can maintain shopping cart state with the db, by keeping the rows in
the db table, I would rather do that.  And I completely agree (and have
designed the current system as such) that users should be able to tally
their order, etc. before even being asked to login or create an account.

Chris Blessing
webguy at mail.rit.edu

> Chris,
> 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.
> Casey

More information about the thelist mailing list