[ic] long-lived sessions/carts?

Peter peter at pajamian.dhs.org
Wed Feb 22 03:05:16 UTC 2012

On 22/02/12 13:33, Grant wrote:
>>> I'm currently expiring sessions after 2 days:
>>> find /cat/tmp -type f -mtime +2 | xargs --no-run-if-empty rm && find
>>> /cat/tmp -depth -type d -empty -mtime +2 | xargs --no-run-if-empty
>>> rmdir && find /cat/session -type f -mtime +2 | xargs --no-run-if-empty
>>> rm && find /cat/session -depth -type d -empty -mtime +2 | xargs
>>> --no-run-if-empty rmdir
>>> Has anyone tried waiting much longer than that?  Maybe 30, 60, or even
>>> 90 days?  When I'm shopping online, I've noticed it's nice to add
>>> something to my cart and come back much later to find the item still
>>> in there without having to create an account.
>> You could always do a saved-cart routine, which sets a cookie for the
>> user and saves their cart in a table. Then, when they come back, you can
>> reload their cart if the cookie is present.
> That makes sense to me.  What about saving the SKUs and quantities of
> the items in the cart in the cookie itself?

Better to just have the cookie be a key into a table with that data.
There are limits to how much you can store in a cookie.


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