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Persistent session data in CGI applications
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NAME CGI::Session - persistent session data in CGI applications SYNOPSIS # Object initialization: use CGI::Session; $session = CGI::Session->new(); $CGISESSID = $session->id(); # send proper HTTP header with cookies: print $session->header(); # storing data in the session $session->param('f_name', 'Sherzod'); # or $session->param(-name=>'l_name', -value=>'Ruzmetov'); # retrieving data my $f_name = $session->param('f_name'); # or my $l_name = $session->param(-name=>'l_name'); # clearing a certain session parameter $session->clear(["l_name", "f_name"]); # expire '_is_logged_in' flag after 10 idle minutes: $session->expire('is_logged_in', '+10m') # expire the session itself after 1 idle hour $session->expire('+1h'); # delete the session for good $session->delete(); DESCRIPTION CGI-Session is a Perl5 library that provides an easy, reliable and modular session management system across HTTP requests. Persistency is a key feature for such applications as shopping carts, login/authentication routines, and application that need to carry data across HTTP requests. CGI::Session does that and many more. COPYRIGHT Copyright (C) 2001-2005 Sherzod Ruzmetov <email@example.com>. All rights reserved. This library is free software. You can modify and or distribute it under the same terms as Perl itself. AUTHOR Sherzod Ruzmetov <firstname.lastname@example.org> SEE ALSO * CGI::Session::Tutorial - extended CGI::Session manual * RFC 2965 - "HTTP State Management Mechanism" found at ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc2965.txt * CGI - standard CGI library * Apache::Session - another fine alternative to CGI::Session