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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <>
Subject Re: tomcat session problem
Date Thu, 25 Oct 2001 15:09:49 GMT
It's more likely to be a problem with your application, or a
misunderstanding of how browsers handle cookies.

In general, cookies are *not* specific to a particular browser window.
Therefore, all windows that the client has open are part of the same
session.  This is the way Netscape (at least 4.7.x) always runs -- but in
IIS it's configurable.  But the bottom line is that you cannot expect each
window to be running in its own session.


On Wed, 24 Oct 2001, Rinku Randhawa wrote:

> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 14:46:25 -0400
> From: Rinku Randhawa <>
> Reply-To:
> To:
> Subject: tomcat session problem
> Hi there,
> I am using jakarta-tomcat - 3.2.3 server to run my project. I am finding
> that session tracking, when more than one browser window is opened at one
> time, doesn't come out to be correct. I am using its inbuilt session object
> and the cookies are enabled in my browser. When more than one sessions are
> running then the page presented is unpredictable.Sometimes correct page
> displays and sometimes totally diferent page gets displayed. It works great
> except if I have 2 browsers sessions up - then it gets confused and losses
> track of which is the current session.
> Are there any issues with the Tomcat server regarding session tracking?
> Thanks in advance,
> -Rinku

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