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Re: [0.0] Re: [0.2] getting transactions to work

From: reiner peterke <zedaardv(at)drizzle(dot)com>
To: Thom Dyson <TDyson(at)sybex(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-php(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [0.0] Re: [0.2] getting transactions to work
Date: 2004-07-31 09:15:25
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thanks for all the feed back
at least now i have a better idea on how to proceede.

On 30 jul 2004, at 20.48, Thom Dyson wrote:

> Under PHP (or any cgi type of process), postgres sessions cannot cross
> multiple html pages.  This is neither a flaw in PHP nor postgres; it 
> is a
> fact that is database and language independent.
> Each page submission, that is each php invocation, starts a session 
> that is
> closed when the php script is done. the stateless nature of HTTP is at 
> the
> heart of this.  A web server sees each page request as a stand alone 
> event,
> with no relationship to any other request.  The ability to do 
> "sessions" is
> the work around to this.
> So, if you need to carry information from one web page to another , you
> either have to write hidden values to the html page (a bad idea on 
> sorts of
> levels) or use session variables to that PHP/postgres can retain
> information.
> Thom Dyson
> Director of Information Services
> Sybex, Inc.
> pgsql-php-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org wrote on 07/30/2004 09:57:53 AM:
>> i never said oracle did do that.
>> i don 't have so much experience working with databases and web pages
>> i do not have any understanding or misunderstanding.  i am trying to
>> learn how it does work here.  to my mind it should be able to work
>> within a web page.  maybe you could be so kind as to explain to me why
>> it does not work.
>> r
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