Is PHP session data associated with a particular web page or PHP file? In other words, if a session is created in foo.php, would it's session data be accessible from bar.php, assuming that neither reference the other and both are accessed directly from the web browser.
If it is file specific, how does this work with
Yes, session data is available across different files and requests, that is the whole point of sessions: to provide state where the HTTP protocol doesn't. You could look upon the session as a small storage on the web server for your code to store limited data in.
foo.php starts a session and then includes
bar.php, the code in
bar.php will indeed be able to access the session. If your
bar.php executes the
session_start() then the
foo.php can access the session from then on (so after the
Please do remember: a session is unique to a specific browser and volatile. I.e: close the browser and the session will become inactive, inaccessible and expire (usually after 30 minutes).
Note:- modern browsers have the ability to reconnect with session.