[ic] [timed-build] not working for logged in users

Jon Jensen jon at endpoint.com
Tue Jul 11 19:53:39 EDT 2006

On Tue, 11 Jul 2006, Peter wrote:

>>> [auto] implies login=1, but will still abort if no session ID cookie has 
>>> been sent. Use force=1 to ignore cookie status.
>> Use force=1. Grant was looking for an explanation of why that's 
>> necessary. My answer was and remains, read the code and use force=1 and 
>> don't put user-specific data in timed builds.
> The problem with using force=1 is people without cookies will loose thier 
> session if they follow any internal links, login=1 seems to be intended to 
> remedy this by allowing logged in users to use the cache, but only if they 
> send a session cookie.

Yes. If you consider timed builds a necessity, including for logged-in 
users (as I do for many sites) then you need to generate links on the fly 
so that they can contain session IDs if necessary. We do this on a few 
sites by having a wrapper around timed-build:

[timed-build ...]
Body ... ~area some/path]...</a>

so that ~area is converted to [area and the reparsed.

It would be better to build something like this into [timed-build] 
directly but I haven't found a way I like well enough to put into the 


Jon Jensen
End Point Corporation

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