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From Maximilian Stocker <>
Subject RE: Tabbed browsers sharing session - work around.
Date Tue, 05 Oct 2010 15:02:39 GMT
This application (or mess of applications munged together) is a big mistake, the source of
all your problems and should be the only thing that you address. That's why nobody else has
"this problem". "This problem" is a sign of serious misconceptions in design and development.

And if you really must not fix the real problem why in the world did you hack away at tomcat?
Why not filters? You can do a lot with filters that would be much preferable to what you have
done including the fact that it would just run without having to modify the servlet container.

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Gregory []
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2010 10:51 AM
To: Tomcat Users List
Subject: RE: Tabbed browsers sharing session - work around.

Hi Chris,

In Internet Explorer 5.5,6.0 if you opened up two separate browser instances they would have
two 'un-connected' sessions. As stated by Ronald they would share the session if the 2nd was
opened using ctrl-n but otherwise the sessions would be unique. Cookies may have always worked
as they do now but the browser would store them within each instance. They seem to have changed
to now share the sessions/cookies and this was introduced at the same time as tabbed browsers


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> Rob,
> On 10/5/2010 5:03 AM, Rob Gregory wrote:
> >> Sounds like you need to be pretty careful. Is it possible you've built a
> >> fragile application?
> >
> > Some legacy parts of the application became fragile when the browsers
> > started sharing sessions and this fix has been implemented to work
> > around that fact.
> I'm not sure anything changed recently with web browsers: cookies have
> always worked this way, tabs or not.
> - -chris
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