[Pdx-pm] Shopping Cart Logic

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at stonehenge.com
Fri Mar 7 12:06:19 CST 2003

>>>>> "Ovid" == Ovid  <poec at yahoo.com> writes:

Ovid> --- Carl Scripter <carl at scripter.com> wrote:
>> If you are absolutely against stale records in the database, keep
>> all the cart information in a cookie -- at least there's a /good/
>> chance the user sees them again.

Ovid> With all due respect, you don't want to do that.  A cookie should
Ovid> *typically* be an apparently random piece of data (a session) that
Ovid> ties the external user-agent to an internal record.  Yes, maybe
Ovid> storing a bit of data such as "the user wants this stylesheet" in a
Ovid> cookie is okay for a small site, but if you're doing anything serious,
Ovid> you shouldn't be abusing cookies.

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