[ic] long-lived sessions/carts?

William Carr bill at bottlenose-wine.com
Wed Feb 22 15:25:07 UTC 2012

On Feb 21, 2012, at 10:05 PM, Peter wrote:

> On 22/02/12 13:33, Grant wrote:
>>>> I'm currently expiring sessions after 2 days:
>>>> find /cat/tmp -type f -mtime +2 | xargs --no-run-if-empty rm && find
>>>> /cat/tmp -depth -type d -empty -mtime +2 | xargs --no-run-if-empty
>>>> rmdir && find /cat/session -type f -mtime +2 | xargs --no-run-if-empty
>>>> rm && find /cat/session -depth -type d -empty -mtime +2 | xargs
>>>> --no-run-if-empty rmdir
>>>> Has anyone tried waiting much longer than that?  Maybe 30, 60, or even
>>>> 90 days?  When I'm shopping online, I've noticed it's nice to add
>>>> something to my cart and come back much later to find the item still
>>>> in there without having to create an account.
>>> You could always do a saved-cart routine, which sets a cookie for the
>>> user and saves their cart in a table. Then, when they come back, you can
>>> reload their cart if the cookie is present.
>> That makes sense to me.  What about saving the SKUs and quantities of
>> the items in the cart in the cookie itself?
> Better to just have the cookie be a key into a table with that data.
> There are limits to how much you can store in a cookie.
Why not have your session expiration script only remove session that do not contain a shopping cart?

-Bill Carr

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