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cgi/session.rb - session support for cgi scripts

Copyright (C) 2001 Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto Copyright (C) 2000 Network Applied Communication Laboratory, Inc. Copyright (C) 2000 Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan

Author: Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto

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This file provides the CGI::Session class, which provides session support for CGI scripts. A session is a sequence of HTTP requests and responses linked together and associated with a single client. Information associated with the session is stored on the server between requests. A session id is passed between client and server with every request and response, transparently to the user. This adds state information to the otherwise stateless HTTP request/response protocol.

See the documentation to the CGI::Session class for more details and examples of usage. See cgi.rb for the CGI class itself.

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