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From Torgeir Veimo <>
Subject Re: Cookie Rookie - cannot delete session cookie
Date Fri, 01 Jun 2007 14:01:32 GMT

On 1 Jun 2007, at 14:48, Mike Peremsky wrote:

> I am pretty new to cookies and am having an issue. I create a  
> cookie in my servlet and write it to the response to last the  
> lifetime of the session (duration = -1). When the user clicks the  
> logout button I find the cookie, reset the duration to 0 then re- 
> add the cookie to the response. But when I look at the browser  
> cookies the cookie is still there and is listed as a cookie lasting  
> the lifetime of the session. From what I read in the API there is  
> nothing to directly remove a cookie from a session, I can only  
> write it with a duration of 0. So, why is the cookie still in the  
> session? How can I get rid of it?

Did you make sure the cookie you reset is using the correct path? The  
path has to match, not only the domain.

Torgeir Veimo

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