atom feed5 messages in com.googlegroups.google-checkout-api-miscRe: When to clear the cart?
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tetrixSep 29, 2006 9:12 pm 
JenniferSep 30, 2006 4:16 pm 
tetrixOct 1, 2006 11:33 am 
LeeLeeOct 5, 2006 8:42 am 
Fuel CellOct 20, 2006 1:09 pm 
Subject:Re: When to clear the cart?
From:LeeLee (lee@swagvault.com)
Date:Oct 5, 2006 8:42:09 am
List:com.googlegroups.google-checkout-api-misc

If you are storing your cart as a session, then some languages allow you to give a session an identifier. I know PHP allows this. In that case, you would simply pass the session id to google as merchange private data and then when your site get the new order notification, look up the session and kill its contents. Not sure if you can do this with other languages.

By and large, however, it is better to put carts in a database so that it is persistent. Customers like going back to a site x days later and seeing their items still in their cart. Using sessions would have resulted in the cart expiring.

Speaking of which, if your only concern is killing the cart, why not just let the cart die when the session expires?