session_register() accepts a variable number of arguments, any of which can be either a string holding the name of a variable or an array consisting of variable names or other arrays. For each name, session_register() registers the global variable with that name in the current session.
If you want your script to work regardless of register_globals,
you need to instead use the
register_globals: important note: Since PHP 4.2.0, the default value for the PHP directive register_globals is off, and it is completely removed as of PHP 6.0.0. The PHP community encourages all to not rely on this directive but instead use other means, such as the superglobals.
This registers a global variable. If you
want to register a session variable from within a function, you
need to make sure to make it global using the global
keyword or the
This function returns TRUE when all of the variables are successfully registered with the session.
If session_start() was not called before this function
is called, an implicit call to session_start() with no
parameters will be made.
$_SESSION does not mimic
this behavior and requires session_start() before use.
You can also create a session variable by simply setting the
appropriate member of the
$HTTP_SESSION_VARS (PHP < 4.1.0) array.
Note: It is currently impossible to register resource variables in a session. For example, you cannot create a connection to a database and store the connection id as a session variable and expect the connection to still be valid the next time the session is restored. PHP functions that return a resource are identified by having a return type of resource in their function definition. A list of functions that return resources are available in the resource types appendix.
$HTTP_SESSION_VARSfor PHP 4.0.6 or less) is used, assign values to
$_SESSION. For example: $_SESSION['var'] = 'ABC';