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From "Chris Adams" <chris.ad...@JETISRE.COM>
Subject RE: Web spiders - disabling jsessionid
Date Fri, 01 Dec 2006 19:18:43 GMT

> 1) Sessions are not created unless logged in.

That's not true.  A session id is assigned the moment you hit the site.
Set your browser to prompt before accepting cookies and you'll see the
JSESSIONID cookie being sent before you login.

This is done to support anonymous users, and still manage the
"anonymous" user's session.

- Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: Caldarale, Charles R [mailto:Chuck.Caldarale@unisys.com] 
Sent: Friday, December 01, 2006 7:14 PM
To: Tomcat Users List
Subject: RE: Web spiders - disabling jsessionid

> From: Len Popp [mailto:len.popp@gmail.com] 
> Subject: Re: Web spiders - disabling jsessionid
> 
> On my site (as on many others) you can browse the site without a
> session, but if you want to log in (to add content or to use
> personalized settings) you need a session.

O.k., now I'm confused.

1) Sessions are not created unless logged in.

2) Bots don't like the session id they're given.

>From the above, I have to conclude the bots are logging in, which sounds
pretty ambitious, even for Google.  If the bots aren't logging in, then
they won't have a session, so there's no need to filter out what isn't
there.

What am I missing?

 - Chuck


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