I am making a website that is able to creating online bookings for four seperate products.
Can someone please explain to me the processes that normally used in industry for shopping cart type website. e.g. is the data for each product stored into tables as each item is added and then upon the final submit of the purchase via a form does this then get copied into the main booking tables?
Or as products are selected are the purchases stored into PHP variables and passed from script to script?
This is a 500 point question so please justify your answers as only the best answers will be looked on with favour. Also if you can ellaborate at all on the shopping cart type process with PHP and MySQL that would be very nice of you.
Many thanks to you all