Session variables - help please
- Can anyone point me to a practical example of how to use and implement
Some may think that session variables are not exactly perl-beginner.
But I want to implement them for maintaining state for user logins on
a club website.
So far (using CGI::Session) I have managed to:
Create a new session and get a session ID and plant it as a cookie.
I can retrieve the value from cookie, but after that I get stuck. How
do I know if the session I retrieve is existing or new?
When I pass the value I get into CGI::Session like this:
$session = new CGI::Session("driver:File", $cvalue,
Where $cvalue is the session ID I got from the cookie and $sessiondir
is the path to the session files created (and they do get created).
I get CGI::Session::File=HASH(0x81fd180) or similar for $session.
Every time its different.
This is where Im stuck. How can I tell if the session is existing or new?
Go easy. Im not a programmer, this is a hobby, of sorts. I dont
understand a lot of the tekky terms used.