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session_var_names()

by: Dannie M Stanley
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August 26, 2000

Version: 0.2

Type: Function

Category: Other

License: GNU General Public License

Description: This function takes the string data from session_encode() and returns the variable names, for that session, in an array.



//##################################################################
// Function:    session_var_names()
// Version:	0.2
// Programmer:  Dannie M Stanley <dan@spinweb.net>
// Company:     SpinWeb Net Designs, Inc. <http://www.spinweb.net/>
// Description: This function takes the string data from session_encode()
//              and returns the variable names for that session in an 
//              array.
// Takes:       encoded string
// Returns:     array containing variable names
// Date:        08/24/2000
// License:     Public
// Notes:       Please send updates/fixes.  Thanks and have a good day!
//##################################################################
// ChangeLog: 0.2 Added support for null variables
//##################################################################

function session_var_names($enc_data)
  {
  // It seems when there is an array it may contain | or ; between { and }
  // so here I effectively delete all data between { and } and set } = ;
  // so when I parse later it knows where the variable data ended.
  while(strpos($enc_data, "{"))
    {
    $decode_data .= substr($enc_data,0,strpos($enc_data, "{"));
    $decode_data .= strstr($enc_data,"}");
    $decode_data = str_replace("}", ";", $decode_data);
    $enc_data = $decode_data;
    }

  // Move all variable names and their data into array elements
  $format_data = explode(";", $enc_data);

  // Snatch the variable name (first part of string before |)
  for($i=0; $i<count($format_data); $i++)
    {
    // If the variable is null it is set to !varname so
    // this grabs the first one and all subsequent null vars
    if(substr($format_data[$i], 0, 1) == "!")
      {
      $bang_vars = $format_data[$i];
      while(strstr($bang_vars, "!"))
        {
        $names[] = substr($bang_vars, 1, strpos($bang_vars, "|")-1);
        $bang_vars = strstr($bang_vars,"|");
        }
      }
    else
      {
      $var_name = substr($format_data[$i], 0, strpos($format_data[$i], "|"));
      $names[] = $var_name;
      }
    }

  // Delete last entry if empty
  if($names[count($names)-1] == "")
    array_pop($names);

  return $names;
  }

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