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Request #37495 php.ini - add a short example of the 3 options to the session.save_handler
Submitted: 2006-05-18 12:52 UTC Modified: 2010-12-31 23:45 UTC
From: scott at abcoa dot com Assigned: jani (profile)
Status: Closed Package: Session related
PHP Version: 5.1.4 OS:
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2006-05-18 12:52 UTC] scott at abcoa dot com
The session.save_handler which showed "files" is the default option to be used.  After 5 years of using the session, it never occur to me what the other options are until now.

I have filed bug #37484 requesting some update to the documentation that would give more clarification to the session.save_handler, the 3 options and their purpose.

Since the documentation is an ongoing process, I figured if we can add something like "(Option Setting: files, mm, users)".  Not sure if "user" come with or without a "s".

The reason for this thought is it would stimulate our understanding on the use of sessions if someone didn't know any.  I thought it would be nice to let people know what the options are and that there are more than one options to use.


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 [2010-12-31 23:45 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Closed -Package: Feature/Change Request +Package: Session related -Assigned To: +Assigned To: jani
 [2010-12-31 23:45 UTC]
And there are even more of them, depending on what extension you have enabled or got from PECL or some other place. For most, "files" is enough. Not possible to document each and everyone of them. And since neither "mm" or "user" work properly, it's better not everyone is aware of them. Also, for any serious use, something like memcached handler is much more useful.
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