[SOLVED] IE Sessions + Cart and time zone issues?

for the past few months I have been running a codeigniter shop with the cart addon for a client.

I've had numerous problems which we're on my behalf

1. characters in shopping cart ( not adding to cart ) *FIXED*

2. underscore in the session table Internet Explorer ( not adding to cart) *FIXED*

but now i'm getting something I have no idea how to approach... I've been getting emails from people in different time zones saying that they can't add anything to the cart... so I raised the time hour by hour on my computer with IE6 and sure enough at 4 hours it will stop adding.

I am currently using the default CI Sessions but i havent read anyone fixing this problem with any plugin. does anyone have an answer to this? I would just let it go but my client gets 15 to 25 emails a day from potential customers so I need to get this done.


If anyone else has this problem native sessions seem to fix it all

Look for my post regarding this subject in the bug section.

Issue is that the timeout of the session cookie is calculated as time() + expiration, which is local time of the server. Which is a problem if your user is in another timezone. I've posted a solution where the cookie is crafted using the users timezone (must be set properly).

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