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  1. #1
    Sean Guest

    XML solution for session(s)


    Lior:


    Just wanted to know if the ASP Sesion ID is any different from a cookie that
    you may create...

    Also, can i use the XML solution for a single server and multiple clients,
    i'm not sure how this is done.(even if just to get a little practice with
    XML)

    Thanks in advance,

    Sean.

    "Lior Amar" <lior@ostnet.com> wrote:
    >Do you want a solution that works on a web farm or on one machine?
    >
    >One Machine solution (EVIL SOLUTION): Use the Session object that IIS
    >exposes to you
    >
    >Farm Solution: Use a database to identify the user. Simple solution, have
    >a GUID added to the URL and have that guid follow the user with every click.
    >Once that is done all you need to do is create a simple way to store the
    >info in a DB (I recommend creating an XML document with all the info).
    >OSTnet does exactly that and we XMLify (I know geeky word) all the info

    a
    >user has and have it follow through. Our XML property bag engine will be
    >available for download on the site shortly to all members.
    >
    >
    >
    >--
    >Lee Amar
    >Chief Technology Officer
    >www.ostnet.com
    >OSTnet OpenSource Technologies Inc
    >lior@ostnet.com
    >OSTnet develops software and subcontracts much of the work to registered
    >developers over the Internet. Members of www.ostnet.com are free to view

    all
    >company projects open for tender (in the Projects section of the Developer
    >Home) and can apply to work on these projects. We prequalify all of our
    >members to determine their level and areas of expertise. Please feel free

    to
    >sign up at your leisure and write the exams in order to qualify yourself

    for
    >OSTnet projects.
    >
    >
    >"Sean" <seangallaghar@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >news:39f9d926$1@news.devx.com...
    >>
    >> Hi
    >>
    >> How do i get a temporary session id for the time a user navigates a

    >website?
    >>
    >> I need to capture all the information (assume user checks a particular

    >check
    >> box, a specific radio button, etc) and store it in a database. I guess

    i
    >> need a session variable for the entire time he's navigating the site.
    >>
    >> Need help with this soon! Thanks.
    >>
    >> -- Sean.

    >
    >



  2. #2
    Lior Amar Guest

    Re: XML solution for session(s)

    The solution will work with anything from one server to n servers. The idea
    is simple, create an XML structure that represents data for your objects and
    then store them in a nice big fat VARCHAR or blob field. Then have a GUID
    or number (as long as it's unique) identify the user. Have that ID or GUID
    follow the user all over the site (attach it to all the querystrings of your
    site). Every page that gets loaded first and foremost goes and retrieves
    that data.

    Like I said, we're going to post all this code on the site...we've been very
    busy trying to nail down a few contracts for the site and trying to finish
    analysis so we can post them on the site. I've gotten over 30 emails in the
    last week asking me about all the code we said we were giving away and my
    promise stands. We just want to have a chance to finish commenting the code
    and writing some specs on how to use it....otherwise it's just gibberish.

    If you're a member of the site (www.ostnet.com) you'll be able to download
    the code. My objective is to have the code available by Monday.


    In mean time, I'll be glad to assist in any way I can,


    --
    Lee Amar
    Chief Technology Officer
    www.ostnet.com
    OSTnet OpenSource Technologies Inc
    lior@ostnet.com
    OSTnet develops software and subcontracts much of the work to registered
    developers over the Internet. Members of www.ostnet.com are free to view all
    company projects open for tender (in the Projects section of the Developer
    Home) and can apply to work on these projects. We prequalify all of our
    members to determine their level and areas of expertise. Please feel free to
    sign up at your leisure and write the exams in order to qualify yourself for
    OSTnet projects.



    "Sean" <seangallaghar@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:39fe05a1$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > Lior:
    >
    >
    > Just wanted to know if the ASP Sesion ID is any different from a cookie

    that
    > you may create...
    >
    > Also, can i use the XML solution for a single server and multiple clients,
    > i'm not sure how this is done.(even if just to get a little practice with
    > XML)
    >
    > Thanks in advance,
    >
    > Sean.
    >
    > "Lior Amar" <lior@ostnet.com> wrote:
    > >Do you want a solution that works on a web farm or on one machine?
    > >
    > >One Machine solution (EVIL SOLUTION): Use the Session object that IIS
    > >exposes to you
    > >
    > >Farm Solution: Use a database to identify the user. Simple solution,

    have
    > >a GUID added to the URL and have that guid follow the user with every

    click.
    > >Once that is done all you need to do is create a simple way to store the
    > >info in a DB (I recommend creating an XML document with all the info).
    > >OSTnet does exactly that and we XMLify (I know geeky word) all the info

    > a
    > >user has and have it follow through. Our XML property bag engine will be
    > >available for download on the site shortly to all members.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >--
    > >Lee Amar
    > >Chief Technology Officer
    > >www.ostnet.com
    > >OSTnet OpenSource Technologies Inc
    > >lior@ostnet.com
    > >OSTnet develops software and subcontracts much of the work to registered
    > >developers over the Internet. Members of www.ostnet.com are free to view

    > all
    > >company projects open for tender (in the Projects section of the

    Developer
    > >Home) and can apply to work on these projects. We prequalify all of our
    > >members to determine their level and areas of expertise. Please feel free

    > to
    > >sign up at your leisure and write the exams in order to qualify yourself

    > for
    > >OSTnet projects.
    > >
    > >
    > >"Sean" <seangallaghar@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > >news:39f9d926$1@news.devx.com...
    > >>
    > >> Hi
    > >>
    > >> How do i get a temporary session id for the time a user navigates a

    > >website?
    > >>
    > >> I need to capture all the information (assume user checks a particular

    > >check
    > >> box, a specific radio button, etc) and store it in a database. I guess

    > i
    > >> need a session variable for the entire time he's navigating the site.
    > >>
    > >> Need help with this soon! Thanks.
    > >>
    > >> -- Sean.

    > >
    > >

    >




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