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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <craig...@apache.org>
Subject Re: tomcat session problem
Date Fri, 26 Oct 2001 15:54:09 GMT


On Fri, 26 Oct 2001, Dmitri Colebatch wrote:

> Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 15:50:41 +1000
> From: Dmitri Colebatch <dim@bigpond.net.au>
> Reply-To: tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org
> To: tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: Re: tomcat session problem
>
> On Fri, 26 Oct 2001, Dmitri Colebatch wrote:
>
> > On Thu, 25 Oct 2001, Rinku Randhawa wrote:
> >
> > > Thanks Ralph for the information, my question is when there are 2 sessions
> > > running on the web in the same PC (by opening 2 browsers) then it doesn't
> > > track the sessions properly and changes the value of the session when I go
> > > to different pages even if I limit one session to one browser.
> >
> > When you say one browser what do you mean?  A session is effectively tied
> > to a cookie (unless you are using url re-writing, which might make more
> > sense for what you suggest), and so if you have two IE windows open, its
> > one session.  However, if you have one IE and one Netscape window open,
> > its two sessions.
>
> I take this back... IE it seems doesn't share cookies between multiple
> instances if they are opened as a new application - as opposed to
> Ctrl-N.  Geoff Howard pointed this out just now... sorry for the
> confusion.
>

It's actually a configuration option on IE -- "browse in a new process"
determines whether windows share cookies or not.

> cheesr
> dim

Craig



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