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From "Alistair Hopkins" <alist...@berthengron.co.uk>
Subject RE: "Split Thread" with 2 browsers
Date Thu, 13 Dec 2001 14:18:37 GMT
IE specific:

If you open a new window of IE from the old one (hyperlink, FILE > NEW >
WINDOW) then it shares session cookies

If you open a new IE session by command from the OS (Start menu, desktop
shortcut) it doesn't share them.

Q.: can you launch a new window by putting in a hyperling to (eg) 'IEXPLORE
http://yoursite/yourpage'? Nasty!

Alistair



-----Original Message-----
From: craigmcc@ultra8.uk2net.com [mailto:craigmcc@ultra8.uk2net.com]On
Behalf Of Craig R. McClanahan
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2001 6:03 PM
To: Tomcat Users List
Subject: Re: "Split Thread" with 2 browsers


On Tue, 4 Dec 2001, John  Regan wrote:

> Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2001 09:07:38 -0800
> From: John  Regan <Jregan@csatravelprotection.com>
> Reply-To: Tomcat Users List <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> To: "Tomcat User Group (E-mail)" <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> Subject: "Split Thread" with 2 browsers
>
>
> Desired functionality:
> User opens browser, clicks through several pages as a certain "user type"
> then opens a second browser because they want to be a different "user
type".
> The user should be able to proceed in either browser without session
> information being overwritten in the other browser's session.
>
> Has anyone implemented any similar functionality?
>
> Note: using tomcat 4.x as http server and JSP container.
>
>

The problem here is the browser -- there's nothing you can do on the
server to make this work if the browser shares cookies across windows.

Some people have had success turning cookies off and using URL rewriting
to maintain session state separately for each window.

Craig



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