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Day 20

Quiz

1: What are the four basic elements of e-commerce sites?
A1: An administration section, a catalog, a shopping cart, and a transaction section.
2: What are the functions of "browse" and "detail" pages in a catalog?
A2: A browse page provides a brief overview of several products, whereas a detail page presents all data for those who want to know more.
3: What must you do before using session variables (such as session.cart) in your shopping cart section?
A3: Enable session management by creating an Application.cfm file in your application's root directory .
4: Why is it necessary to store shopping cart selections in a session variable?
A4: So that the data can be read from, and written to, any page in the catalog. Without session variables, you'd have to pass the data from page to page in a URL.
5: What does SSL stand for? How does it work, and why is it used?
A5: It stands for Secure Socket Layer. It is a security method by which data that passes between user and server is encrypted. It's particularly valuable for sending sensitive data such as credit card numbers.
6: Briefly describe how payment-processing services work.
A6: Payment-processing services take customer and credit card data online. If a customer's card is successfully billed for the purchase amount, the service sends back data indicating that the purchase succeeded.


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