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problem with session time out


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#1 Divya


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Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:43 PM

i am doing a quiz website in which i have 4 different category of questions and for each category,there should be a time limit.for that i tried out the following session time out code but still not working.

if(!session_is_registered("session_count")) {
$session_timeout = 20; // in sec

$session_duration = time() - $_SESSION['session_start'];
if ($session_duration > $session_timeout) {
header("Location: timeout.php");
$_SESSION['session_start']= time();

if the time reaches 20 seconds, the page should be redirected to timeout.php which is not working for me.

pls help me.....
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#2 Orjan


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Posted 02 April 2009 - 01:46 AM

I'd save the time in the session variable, and compare it next time the user sends the page. session timeout just does nothing more than deletes the cookie and the session variable. better then, to show on your next page that you took too long time to answer...
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Posted 02 April 2009 - 02:12 PM

An easier way to do this is by doing the folowing:

print('<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0 URL=timeout.php" />');

hope this helps
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