Re: Options on session control in a web application

From: Malcolm Dew-Jones <>
Date: 1 Aug 2008 13:56:42 -0800
Message-ID: <4893788a$>

Ed Prochak ( wrote:
: Connected to:
: Oracle9i Enterprise Edition Release - 64bit Production
: With the Partitioning and Oracle Data Mining options
: JServer Release - Production

: Showing my lack of User interface application skills here.

: We have web applications built with PL/SQL. The goal is to develop a
: simple timing application. When the user enters the fist screen, make
: a log entry which include the time. When they exit that screen, note
: how they exited (e.g. OK or CANCEL button pressed) and update the log
: with a stop time. Given the stateless nature of HTML, what's the best
: practice to deal with this situation?
: Use a cookie?
: Use hidden HTML form fields?
: Other?

As long as the hidden field does not have security issues, then I think a hidden field is the easiest for simple tasks.

Your application will see the hidden field just as if it were a normal field. In fact during test/development you could use the field as a normal input field so as to test various inputs. Received on Fri Aug 01 2008 - 16:56:42 CDT

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