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ASP session with cookies disabled? - What happens?

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I am using a couple of session variables in my site. From what I can figure
out, session information is stored on the users computer in a cookie -

If the user has cookies disabled, do session variables still work - just
without the option of setting the Timeout property, as I'm assuming?

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Jul 22 '05 #1
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What-a-Tool wrote on 22 feb 2005 in
microsoft.public.inetserver.asp.general:
I am using a couple of session variables in my site. From what I can
figure out, session information is stored on the users computer in a
cookie -
No.

Session variables are stored on the server.

The server has to know whart session it is serving,
so only one cookie, the session-id cookie is stored on the client
browser.
If the user has cookies disabled, do session variables still work -
If ALL cookies are disabled the server cannot know the session,
so the server treats every page as a new session,
so session variables do not persist till the next page.

Session variables work on the same page, but are not useful
as a simple asp variable suffices
just without the option of setting the Timeout property, as I'm
assuming?


No, the session-id cookie has no timeout.
It is a "ram"-cooke that is not stored on the HD.

IE can be set only to allow session-cookies,
as it means those "ram"-cookies.

Session variables do not time-out, but the session does,
and then that session's session variables are no more.
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Evertjan.
The Netherlands.
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Jul 22 '05 #2

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Thank You - very infomative

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/ Sean the Mc /

"Opinions are like flatulence - everyone loves the sound of their own, but
anyone else's usually just stinks !"
-anonymous
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What-a-Tool wrote on 22 feb 2005 in
microsoft.public.inetserver.asp.general:
I am using a couple of session variables in my site. From what I can
figure out, session information is stored on the users computer in a
cookie -


No.

Session variables are stored on the server.

The server has to know whart session it is serving,
so only one cookie, the session-id cookie is stored on the client
browser.
If the user has cookies disabled, do session variables still work -


If ALL cookies are disabled the server cannot know the session,
so the server treats every page as a new session,
so session variables do not persist till the next page.

Session variables work on the same page, but are not useful
as a simple asp variable suffices
just without the option of setting the Timeout property, as I'm
assuming?


No, the session-id cookie has no timeout.
It is a "ram"-cooke that is not stored on the HD.

IE can be set only to allow session-cookies,
as it means those "ram"-cookies.

Session variables do not time-out, but the session does,
and then that session's session variables are no more.
--
Evertjan.
The Netherlands.
(Replace all crosses with dots in my emailaddress)

Jul 22 '05 #3

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