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From "Ana Narvaez Vila" <>
Subject Re: Deactivate URL-rewriting in logoff action.
Date Fri, 16 Mar 2001 08:56:14 GMT
What I was trying to say is that when logoff action is called, my
application ends and the user goes to another location. Although I
invalidate() session in logoff, when ActionServlet forward to next page
creates a new session that is not really used by anyone.

For example, I want user to go to after logoff action
so I don't need new session.

<action path="/logoff"
        <forward name="finish" path=""
redirect="true" />


"Craig R. McClanahan" wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Mar 2001, Ana Narvaez Vila wrote:
> > Logoff action usually invalidates session and sends browser to a index
> > or welcome page, so it is not necesary to rewrite the URL.
> >
> > ActionServlet must have a session, so if there isn't a valid session it
> > creates one.
> > Question is: Is there a way to say to ActionServlet not to create a new
> > session ?
> >
> It's not just the controller servlet that creates sessions -- JSP pages do
> as well, unless you tell them not to with a page directive:
>         <%@ page session="false" %>
> However, trying to run Struts based apps completely without sessions is
> going to cause you some grief in the following areas:
> - Internationalized message lookups in the <bean:message>
>   tag depend on a Locale object stored in the user's session,
>   which indicates this user's current Locale preference.
> - The <html:errors> mechanism for displaying validation errors
>   relies on the same thing, so you cannot use this.
> My advice would be to go ahead and let the sessions be created, and
> minimize the memory occupancy by using request scope (rather than session
> scope) for all your application's form beans.  We're talking tens of bytes
> per simultaneous user for the session itself (and the associated Locale),
> so the memory requirements are not onerous -- even if it took 100 bytes
> per user, 10,000 simultaneous users is still only a megabyte.  And you are
> pretty much certain to run into other resource limits (CPU, database,
> network) before you reach that many users anyway.
> Craig
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