[Tutor] suggestions for read unread items datastructure

anil maran anilmrn at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 14 07:59:54 CEST 2006

i m sure the users need to maintain their own data,
but as a provider we need to store their information
right, sessions and cookies work only during their
stay in the site, after they exit, im sure they would
like to come back to the same info, wont u

so i was wondering what is the best way to maintain
the list of read/unread items in a python

--- Alan Gauld <alan.gauld at freenet.co.uk> wrote:

> Caveat - I know nothing about RSS, it's one of those
> web 
> technologies that I just can't get excited about,
> sorry...
> However...
> > there is a blog
> > and it associated feed entries
> > the blog posts
> > when someone clicks it i need to maintain read
> status for it
> > and when it is unclicked i need the unread status
> > this needs to be maintianed for a huge number of
> usrs
> Whenever you need to maintain data for "a huge
> number of users"
> its time to question whether it's your job to
> maintain the data. 
> Maybe the users should each maintain their own data?
> That's 
> the idea behind cookies in a web browsing context -
> does 
> anything similar work for RSS?
> Alan G.

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