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From David Graham <grahamdavid1...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [OT] Is "jsessionid" specific to Tomcat or generic to all web containers?
Date Mon, 28 Jul 2003 16:06:03 GMT
--- "Craig R. McClanahan" <craigmcc@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> 
> On Mon, 28 Jul 2003, David Graham wrote:
> 
> > Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 06:37:49 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: David Graham <grahamdavid1980@yahoo.com>
> > Reply-To: Struts Users Mailing List <struts-user@jakarta.apache.org>,
> >      dgraham@apache.org
> > To: Struts Users Mailing List <struts-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> > Subject: Re: [OT] Is "jsessionid" specific to Tomcat or generic to all
> >     web containers?
> >
> > The JSESSIONID cookie is standard but a more interesting question is
> > whether the url rewriting format is standardized?  I haven't been able
> to
> > confirm that http://blah.com;jsessionid=42789?qry=test&qry2=test2 is
> > standard.
> >
> 
> The URL rewriting format is also standardized; in section 7.1.3 you will
> see the sentence:
> 
>   The session id must be encoded as a path parameter in the URL string.
> 
> A "path parameter" is defined in the RFCs that define the formats of
> URLs.
> Among other things, that means it is separated by a semicolon (";")
> instead of a question mark or ampersand, and that path parameters come
> first.

Ah, they definitely need to make that clearer in the spec.  I had read
that sentence but only interpreted it to mean a query string parameter. 
Thanks for the clarification.

David


> 

> 
> Craig
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