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Session handling

Raj Joe
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Joined: Oct 15, 2004
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How do i clear the http session data when the user closes the browser.
Can i invalidate a user session when the user closes the browser.
Dirk Schreckmann

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
You might be able to use JavaScript to send some request back to the server upon closing the browser window. I don't know for sure.

I do know that this is not a Java in General (beginners) type question.

If you're looking for a better understanding of how sessions are handled in Java-based web applications, I recommend moseying on over to the Servlets forum.

I'm moving this thread to the HTML and JavaScript forum...

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Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
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You can't do this in Netscape at all. There is no way to detect the browser close. The best you can do is let the session timeout.

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