[thelist] 3rd Party Cookies

Hershel Robinson hershelr at netvision.net.il
Thu Dec 5 11:47:00 CST 2002

We (I and an evolter whom I met here and now work with :) ) have a client
who has an ecommerce site powered by Kurant StoreSense.  This is apparently
a PowerBook estore package.  It works fine.

What we now need to do is to add a gift registry to the site.  We want to
build it in PHP (the products are in a MySQL DB on a Linux box).  Everything
is fine except for that when a user clicks from one of OUR gift registry
pages, to purchase a gift, he must be redirected to a Kurant page to make
the purchase.  It will take a few pages to finish the purchase (address,
Visa etc.).  We need to somehow keep our PHP informed as to whether or not
he actually makes the purchase in the end.

The only idea I have come up with thus far is to have a null image on the
Kurant pages like this:
<img width="0" height="0" src="ourScript.php" border="0">

That will call our script, which can return nothing.  I am wondering if we
can set a cookie from the PHP gift registry page like
ProdCode=12;Registry=5.  IF the PHP can access the cookie, then we're all
set--we can mark the item as bought.  If not, then I need a better idea.

Any thoughts?


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