August 15th, 2000, 02:04 AM
Should (or can) the chosen items be set in a cookie or maintained on the server side? Bear with me a little here I havent done much web programming .
August 15th, 2000, 01:36 PM
cookies can only hold so much data, if you have access to a DB of any description - use it!, you can display the contents of the cart by a query from the DB or by passing ifo from page to page in the query string or better still via hidden form fields. But the database certainly gives you more options.
But anyway - IMHO serverside/CGI is a must.
August 15th, 2000, 09:49 PM
Mouseover functions can popup a window with the current cart contents and mouseoff destroys the popup.
I am considering Tripod as the web owner does not wish to spend any money on this venture (more fun than anything I think). Therefore I have no DB and only "Tripod" Perl for CGI. Also no sendmail but "Tripod" mail (easy to use but no canned cart script anywhere works with it).
Thanks for the help so far