[Zope] RE: Usersession - how to get one sessionid per open browser?

Jean Jordaan jean@upfrontsystems.co.za
Mon, 1 Oct 2001 18:39:04 +0200

Hi Etienne

> When I open a different browser from a link in one of my pages 
> <a href="newPage" target="_blank" . . .) 

The browser windows are indistinguishable to the remote server 
unless you give it some way of distinguishing between HTTP 
transactions from the different windows. 

AFAICS, there are two ways of accomplishing this: using URL-based
session management, or using hidden form variable session 
management. Cookie-based session management isn't going to 
distinguish between browser windows. 

Here are a couple of links that might be useful:
 - http://zdp.zope.org/portals/developers/sessionmanagement/hsm
 - http://www.zope.org/Members/Duncan/SessionURLs
 - http://www.zope.org/Members/czimmet/CookieLess

If you use URL-based session tracking, your URL above becomes
something like
 <a href="newPage?s__=as983wkj32" target="_blank" . . .>
where s__=as983wkj32 is the session ID. 

(Disclaimer: I haven't actually *done* any of the above ;)


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