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From Yves Vindevogel <>
Subject Re: Dynamic connection to the database
Date Fri, 07 May 2004 08:59:35 GMT
>>> Perhaps "mixing" was the wrong word - I do understand
>>> what are trying to achieve- all I was trying to say is that you
>>> can use the sitemap to pass information on the currently
>>> logged-in user to the database.
>> How would I achieve that ? With database actions ?
> As sitemap parameters, would be one way.
How can I use sitemap parameters for login purposes ?
Isn't it better to use the session to store my login information and 
use that for authentication ?
>>> - this has the advantage of not tying you to
>>> the specifics of authentication of that particular database.
>>> I think this is a better  approach than asking the database to
>>> do it; your comparison with the timestamp field is not really
>>> a valid one as the database does not need to know anything
>>> about the "external environment" to make this kind of entry...
>> I don't understand this.  The timestamp field is to see when updates
>> where done on the database (and by who -> actor)
> I am not sure what you don't understand; you made the comparison
> between the database having a "user stamp" in the same way that
> there is a "timestamp" - and I am saying these are totally different
> things.
Ok, we're talking about the same thing.  I use the word timestamp, but 
the word userstamp may be more correct

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