Web Site for my Students

Robert Brenstein rjb at robelko.com
Wed Oct 30 05:02:33 EDT 2013


On 29.10.2013 at 19:50 Uhr -0400 Gregory Lypny apparently wrote:
>Hello Robert,
>
>I'm just a beginner when it comes to creating web sites where people 
>can log into user-created accounts, but I was under the impression 
>that most sites that have logins use cookies to allow site browsing 
>according to user characteristics, preferences, or page states. Is 
>there an alternative to cookies? Mine are strictly for 
>authentication. I have no problem placing a notification on the site 
>stating that cookies are used, although I too do not know whether 
>this is a requirement in Canada.
>

User characteristics and preferences are best stored on the server 
side, so they are retained if user changes computers. For tracking 
the login, I usually use the session id, either as a hidden form 
element or as part of the url. Basically, the same what you plan 
except not stored in a cookie but sent as part of each web page.

Robert




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