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Maintaining Session State With ASP


Sessions and cookies can be used to persist visitor information. In this article Himanshu shows us how to main session state with ASP using a combination of cookies, sessions and the global.asa file.

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By: Himanshu Khatri
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August 30, 2002
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. · Maintaining Session State With ASP
  2. · The Session Object
  3. · The Application Object
  4. · The Global.asa File
  5. · Conclusion

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Session and application variables are an important part of ASP programming. Whether it's developing simple hit counters or developing advanced chat servers, session and application variables are a must have feature of many applications.

In this article we are going to learn:
  • How session and application variables work
  • What the benefits are of using session and application variables
  • Which events are available to both session and application variables
  • How we implement session and application variables
  • The global.asa file and the standard events in global.asa
  • How to maintain a client state using cookies
To understand the concepts that I'm about to explain, you will need the following:
  1. A web server (IIS or PWS) capable of running ASP scripts
  2. Basic knowledge of ASP
By the end of this article you will have a thorough understanding of sessions, application variables and cookies, and will be fully prepared to start using them in your applications.
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