I am working on an application inside an admin section that allows the user to "build an order"... depending on the product they want to order various options are displayed so that the user is able to customize the order... I want the form with the options they select to pass those options onto a "confirmation page" that has a total price where they can cofirm the order and it will then be entered into the database... I don't know where to start to pass the form values to the next page without inserting them into the database. Cookies maybe? Any help is really appreciated. Thanks a lot.
Not exactly Murray. They are used similarly, but cookies are written and stored on the client while sessions variables are stored in server memory. Now, a session does store a 'cookie' on the client, but that is only used to identify the session - it does not store the actual data.
For example, you want your site to store the user's login name so they don't have to remember it each time they visit. You would store the login name in a cookie. On the other hand, if you want the login name to be available during a session once they log in, you store that in a session variable. The server would then create a session cookie on the client, which would store the session id, but not the login name.
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