[Dancer-users] Managing "sessions" for each open browser window

Assaf Gordon gordon at cshl.edu
Fri Sep 28 03:49:59 CEST 2012

Hello (yet again),

On 09/27/2012 11:15 AM, Assaf Gordon wrote:
> Assaf Gordon wrote, On 09/24/2012 01:48 PM:
>> I want to maintain a "session" (i.e. collection of server-side variables) for each open browser window (not browser "session" in the technical sense).

I implemented such a mechanism as a Dancer Plugin: Dancer::Plugin::WindowSession .

See it in action here:

The source code for the plugin (and the demo) are here:
(and soon in CPAN).

On the Perl side, simply use "window_session" keyword instead of "session" keyword.
On the template side, you'll need to pass along the "winsid" (=window session id) as a CGI parameter to every URL and POST request.

See code example here (that's the method that generates the plot for the demo):

It uses the same session mechanism defined in the config.yml, and only uses standard Dancer keywords (no ugly hacking),
so I hope it will be stable and portable for Dancer2 .

Comments are welcomed,

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