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Session persistence in IE and firefox

Anjali Naveen

Joined: Jun 28, 2005
Posts: 15
hi, how does IE and firefox differ wrt to seeion managing. When a new window is opened in IE it is in the same session. However for firefox doesn't it start the new window in another session??if so how do i obtain values. Also if the new window is a popup does the parent window get notification automatically abt the child window closing
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
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Welcome to JavaRanch!

You are correct that IE considers all open windows to be part of the same session. In Firefox/Mozilla/Netscape, it depends on how the window is opened. If it is opened as a link or pop-up (or I suspect a tab) from an existing window, the session is shared. If you actually launch the browser again, a new session is created.

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