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From Vadim Gritsenko <>
Subject Re: [flow] session creation
Date Tue, 15 Jul 2003 16:00:49 GMT
Christopher Oliver wrote:

> Vadim Gritsenko wrote:
>>    Is it possible to use application context to share those global 
>> variables?
> It's possible, but I don't see any benefit over using the session.

Memory consumption. Several people already chimed in that they want to 
have "session-less" flows.

>> What if those variables *are* global? If they are stored in the 
>> session they become local to the current user.
> The intention is that they are per-user state, so storing them in the 
> session makes sense.

See example in this thread with
var role = .........ROLE;

These kind of variables are not local to the current user. You can also 
have some other application-wide variables.

>> Back to Antonio's suggestion. Can we have a configuration of the flow 
>> controller specifying where to store those global variables? Context, 
>> session, and request (that should be analogue to "no session", 
>> right?) can be possible values.
> Where would you specify this, exactly? 

Geoff suggested couple of places:

> This seems to be a good solution too, as long as it's not once per 
> application.  It seems it would need to be on <map:flow> or <map:call>? 

I think map:flow is appropriate.


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