It is my understanding that when a new session instance is created by
invoking CGI::Session.new, the instance created will be a continuation
of the existing session if one exists.  Otherwise, the instance created
will create a new session.  I recently encountered the situation where
the instance created was always a new session regardless of whether
there was an existing session.  After doing some Googleing I found that
I was able to solve the problem by including a 'session_path'=>'/'
option. After doing some re-arrangement of the code, I find that my
problem has returned.

I'm thinking that I might be able to again fix the problem by changing
the path of the option; but, I have no idea what it should be changed
to.  (BTW. I tried omitting the option entirely; but, that didn't fix
the problem.)  My efforts to discover what '/' should be changed to are
frustrated by the fact that I really have no idea what this option does.
The documentation is not very helpful saying only that the session_path
is, "the path for which the session applies" and that it defaults to the
directory of the CGI script.

Can someone help me better understand what this option does so that
hopefully I will be able to fix this problem?  Naturally any specific
guidance on fixing the problem directly would also be appreciated.

Thanks for any input.

       ... doug

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