[thelist] login sessions PHP

Liam Delahunty ldelahunty at britstream.com
Wed Dec 11 06:25:01 CST 2002

Andrew Maynes

>I am going to create an online magazine that will need to detect the user
>on global location.

Some systems do that based on the IP address so user doesn't have to select
UK / whatever. Google for it if you want to try the detect yourself. If you
do this, still let the user move to another region manually.

>I thought the best way to do this would be to assign a
>session according to location (country)  There will be 3 clearly defined
>locations when a new user signs up.  UK, Europe, Rest of World.  By
>one of these options the user will then be start a session for their
>Does this sound the right thing to do?  Using PHP by the way :)

Well you could give the user an unique session, store it in a db, then on
every page look up where that user is and provide the right navigation and
content, but that's using a sledgehammer to crack a nut.

If all you want to do is serve appropriate content, then just append
region=X on every URL after the user has decided where they are or you've
looked it up for them.

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