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PHP 5 CMS Framework Development by Martin Brampton

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Discussion and considerations

To see what is required for our session handling, we shall first review the need for them and consider how they work in a PHP environment. Then the vulnerabilities that can arise through session handling will be considered. Web crawlers for search engines and more nefarious activities can place a heavy and unnecessary load on session handling, so we shall look at ways to avoid this load. Finally, the question of how best to store session data is studied.

Why sessions?

The need for continuity was mentioned when we first discussed users. But it is worth reviewing the requirement in a little more detail.

If Tim Berners-Lee and his colleagues had known all the developments that would eventually occur in the ...

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