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using $_SESSION in mixed codeigniter enivronment

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Hello,

I am working on a project that (for some reason) has mixed a codeigniter environment with a standard php environment.  Codeigniter based pages have urls to non-codeigniter pages.

I can't seem to get $_SESSION to work.  Cookies are enabled and the session_start is not called until i enter the non-codeigniter code.

Anyone aware of any issues with $_SESSION getting clobbered or disabled  by codeigniter?

Thanks,
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Seems that yes there is a problem with CI, as shown in places such as

http://codeigniter.com/forums/viewthread/73057/#361671 (I would test the first solution of simply placing a session_start(); in all CI pages)

http://codeigniter.com/user_guide/libraries/sessions.html indicates that CI manges its own way session data, so you might consider to build a small php that you would include at the start of each php non-CI page.
Seems that http://codeigniter.com/wiki/Native_session/ would give you a nice solution
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Greetings DanRaposo,

I strongly suggest that you use the native session class CodeIgniter provides. $_SESSION has issues with CodeIgniter. There's no point of using a Framework if you are not going to take advantage of its libraries. If I were you, I would give a look to the Session User Guide (http://codeigniter.com/user_guide/libraries/sessions.html) and replace $_SESSION in your application.

Best regards,
-JJ
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Gang,

Unfortunately, we inherited a system that is a mix of CI and non-CI.  We'll just have go one way or the other to resolve this.
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