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ASP: Session Variables & Cookies

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With Microsoft ASP, it is easy to create user-specific variables through the use of session variables. However, it would seem that the way IIS associates page requests with a particular browser is through the use of a cookie (ASPSESSIONID, I think it's called). This is fine and easy, but can session variables be used when a browser is set to refuse cookies? I don't see how this can be true. If so, what's the best way of detecting this condition and doing something about it? I've read the Microsoft Press book on ASP, but it skims over this area completely.
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If the user refuses the ASP-cookie, Session variables will not work.
You can ask for the cookie by Request.Servervariables("HTTP_COOKIE ")

There is not much you can do about it. You'll just have to think of doing it without sessionvariables, or warn the user that without accepting cookie, he won't get the full advantage of the site.

One way i can think of that is similar to Sessionvariables, is to       check in each page the users IP-number, put it in a storage (database), and add fields with the values of the sessionvariables you would have used. Of course this will cost a lot of performance. And you'll have to find a way to empty the database.




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