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Getting $_SESSION variable through JS?


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I'm not yet a JSON/AJAX master so I don't know how to do this.

 

I need a $_SESSION['name'] PHP variable to work with in my jQuery stuff and I don't know how to access it... consider:

 

// the 'who is typing' shindig
	$.ajax(
	{
		url: "whos_typing.html",
		cache: false,
		success: function(whos)
		{	
                         // here I need to access $_SESSION['name'] and do stuff with it

			$("#soandso").html(whos); //Insert who's typing into the #soandso div		
	  	}
	});

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You can do something like this, by mixing Javascript and PHP:

 

var name = <?php echo $_SESSION['name']; ?>;

Make sense? I think that is probably the easiest way. Another way might be to use use AJAX to retrieve the variable, but that seems like an unnecessary amount of work compared to simply echoing it out in the page.

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