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Request #27607 Determine if session data is available before running session_start()
Submitted: 2004-03-15 10:21 UTC Modified: 2013-10-15 11:54 UTC
From: Assigned: yohgaki (profile)
Status: No Feedback Package: *General Issues
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 [2004-03-15 10:21 UTC]
Sometimes it is good to be able to determine if there is session data available before running session_start(), but if there isn't, you don't want to start a session. A session takes resources and giving a cookie to a user is in some cases something you only want to do if really necessary. Here in Sweden we aren't allowed to use cookies without giving the user knowledge in what we are storing in it.

so a session_is_available() or similar would be a good thing IMHO.


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 [2013-06-27 09:26 UTC]
-Package: Feature/Change Request +Package: *General Issues -Assigned To: +Assigned To: yohgaki
 [2013-06-27 09:26 UTC]
If strict session patch is merged. It has function check session data 
availability to check session id collision. This can be easily implemented with 
 [2013-08-07 08:59 UTC]
-Status: Assigned +Status: Feedback
 [2013-08-07 08:59 UTC]
W/o strict session patch, this would be useful. With strict session patch, I 
cannot imagine use cases. Could you give some?
 [2013-10-15 11:54 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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