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From "Michael Andreas Omerou" <>
Subject Session Expires At Every Request (Tomcat5.0.28/Firefox)
Date Wed, 15 Feb 2006 15:06:10 GMT
 Anybody has an idea what could be causing what I describe in the below two

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Michael Andreas Omerou [] 
>Sent: 15 February 2006 13:10
>To: 'Tomcat Users List'
>Subject: RE: Session Problems with Firefox
>Further to my below email I have put in some code to check the 
>HTTP headers in each case (IE and FireFox).
>These are:
>accept: */*
>accept-language: en-gb
>accept-encoding: gzip, deflate
>user-agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; 
>SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; InfoPath.1)
>host: localhost
>connection: Keep-Alive
>cookie: JSESSIONID=D79835F3D70ADD58F4770DD15B463320
>host: localhost
>user-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.7.12)
>Gecko/20050919 Firefox/1.0.7
>accept-language: en-gb,en;q=0.5
>accept-encoding: gzip,deflate
>accept-charset: ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7
>keep-alive: 300
>connection: keep-alive
>cookie: JSESSIONID=A3893195B065989E5B03BC8681E4D0D6
>cache-control: max-age=0
>I wonder whether the keep-alive which exists in the case of 
>FireFox but not in the case of IE could be the cause of my problems.
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Michael Andreas Omerou []
>>Sent: 15 February 2006 11:27
>>Subject: Session Problems with Firefox
>>I have some problems with session management when our application 
>>runsin Firefox.
>>Basically, what happens is that after I set in the session some 
>>attributes/beans which are needed down the application, I 
>check in all 
>>JSPs and servlets that an old session is still there by using
>>		if (request.getSession(false)==null){
>>            }
>>With IE all works fine, however with Firefox, it seems that 
>the session 
>>is re-initialised whenever the client/browser requests a new page.  I 
>>checked this by printing the session id in the log on each page and 
>>with IE it does not change, while with Firefox it changes.
>>I checked my firefox settings for cookies and all look ok.
>>Anybody has a clue of what I might be doing wrong?
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