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From Jim Gallacher <jg.li...@sympatico.ca>
Subject Re: PythonSessionOption - a new apache directive for session configuration
Date Wed, 15 Jun 2005 14:49:34 GMT
So, any further thoughts / comments / objections to PythonSessionOption,
  or shall I just check in the code?

Regards
Jim


Jim Gallacher wrote:
> I've created a new apache directive called PythonSessionOption. This 
> would be used to configure session handling in the apache config file. 
> This data is accessed with a new request method, req.get_session_options().
> 
> Although we could use the PythonOption directive instead of creating a 
> new one, I believe it's better to keep the session config data separate 
> so we don't need to worry about collisions with current user code or 
> configuration.
> 
> Typical Usage
> -------------
> 
> In a test script mptest.py
> 
> def handler(req)
>     opts = req.get_session_options()
>     for k in sess_conf:
>         req.write('%s: %s' % (k,opts[k])
> 
> 
> In Session.FileSession:
>     __init__(self,req,sid):
>         opts = req.get_session_options()
>         timeout = int(opts.get('timeout', DFT_TIMEOUT))
> 
> 
> In an Apache config file:
> 
> <VirtualHost 192.168.1.12:80>
>         ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
>         ServerName example.com
>         DocumentRoot /var/www/
> 
>         PythonSessionOption session FileSession
>         PythonSessionOption session_directory /var/lib/mod_python/sess
>         PythonSessionOption timeout 14400
>         PythonSessionOption lock 1
> 
>         ...
> </VirtualHost>
> 
> If there are no objections I'll commit the code. I have not refactored 
> Sessions.py to use the new configuration scheme just yet.
> 
> Regards,
> Jim
> 



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