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From Joel Regen <>
Subject Re: Session Question: creation of a session
Date Thu, 10 Aug 2000 18:23:02 GMT

Lucas Ludvig wrote:

> HttpServletRequest.getSession()
> - Returns the current session associated with this request, or if the request
> does not have a session, creates one.
> HttpServletRequest.getSession(boolean)
> - Returns the current HttpSession associated with this request, or if if
> there is no current session and create is true, returns a new session.
> Is there any difference?

Yes. In the latter one, you can decide NOT to create a session if one does not
You can't NOT create a session in the first one.

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