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From Perrin Harkins <per...@elem.com>
Subject Re: [RFC] Apache::SessionManager
Date Fri, 02 Aug 2002 17:12:30 GMT
Enrico Sorcinelli wrote:
>>Some of the Apache::Auth* modules like Apache::AuthCookieURL are close, 
>>but I don't know of any that do the actual glue with Apache::Session. 
>>You might want to look at some of the existing modules and see if a 
>>merge of some kind is possible.
> 
> This modules haven't glue with Apache::Session

Right, that's my point.  Your module has overlap with them in terms of 
managing cookies and specifying locations, but adds the actual calls to 
Apache::Session.  If I were doing something like this, I would probably 
start with one of the Auth modules, which already do a good job of 
handling things like cookie verification and even cookie-less sessions, 
and add the actual Apache::Session glue.

It might at least be worth stealing some code from the other modules, 
like the ticket-based cookies idea, but of course you can do what you 
like.  I think it's good to have a module like this, and if you put 
yours out there people can contribute to it.  Incidentally there is also 
a session manager module very similar to this in the Extropia modules.

> I've written Apache::SessionManager to be used _also_ in a mod_perl handlers 
> or in a CGI script over Registry.

The Apache::Auth modules also support that.

- Perrin


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