[thelist] PHP sessions with cookies turned off

Nadeem Hosenbokus nadeem at nadeemh.com
Mon Aug 27 12:02:50 CDT 2012

Doesn't !$_COOKIE contradict isset($_COOKIE)? How can isset($_COOKIE) ever
true if !$_COOKIE is also true (meaning that $_COOKIE is not available)?

Or am I reading this incorrectly?

Also, have to tried to do session_start() after the ini_set? And check for a
specific cookie?

	ini_set ('session.use_trans_sid', 1);

Nadeem Hosenbokus
(230) 766 9169

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Subject: [thelist] PHP sessions with cookies turned off

I'm struggling to get this working, any help would be appreciated. (Windows
server running Plesk and PHP).


I am testing a cookie script for compliance with cookies & javascript turned
off, so I'm using server side checking for cookie availability.

I need to use PHP's session.use_trans_sid when $_COOKIE is unavailable.

The following should work, but it fails to pass the session variable in the
URL, so the session fails. The cookie check does work, but the ini_set does


if (!$_COOKIE || $isset($_COOKIE) || count($_COOKIE) < 1) ini_set (
'session.use_trans_sid', 1);


Phil Parker



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