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Having problems with sessions and security

Thread began 11/09/2009 10:29 am by David CHnet.com | Last modified 11/10/2009 6:58 pm by David CHnet.com | 2433 views | 6 replies

David CHnet.com

Firefox

What I've discovered on my walkabout around the net about Firefox is that it's quite fussy in the way that it handles sessions, and especially so when handling inlcudes ...

My setup is like this ...

Homepage

  • index.php
  • includes inner1.php
  • has link to Search page
  • no session is set

Search page

  • index3.php
  • includes inner303.php
  • has a form
  • no session is set

Results page

  • index3.php
  • includes inner70.php
  • POST vars read into homemade search toolbar at top of inner70.php
  • uses WA Data Assist Search to return the data in the results window
  • session is set if not exist (in WA code) and left open

Detail page

  • index3.php
  • includes inner71.php
  • POST vars read into homemade search toolbar at top of inner71.php
  • WA Search code duplicated into this page
  • session remains open

Everything works beautifully in IE / Chrome / Safari, but not in Firefox.

Q1. Where should I open the session? Frontpage? Index3? Inner70?
Q2. Should I close the session and recreate at every press of the Search button? What is best practice?
Q3. Part of the site is behind a member login, so I need to keep the session open for that, don't I?
Q4. Has anyone else experienced any problems with Firefox?

I'd love to post the code or invite someone in, but can't do that publicly, sorry :(

Thanks a squillion for taking the to help me out :-)

David

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