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doubt regarding sessions

Dinuka Arsakularatne
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Joined: Aug 12, 2006
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hi everyone,

i have a small doubt regarding sessions that i would like to clarify with you guys. say that a user closes the browser while on a site. does the servlet give up the session as soon as the user closes his/her browser or does it close the session when the maxInActiveInterval() has reached?

thank you

Dinuka Arseculeratne.


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Senthil Kumar
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Arseculeratne,
i guess the server has no way of knowing that the browser was closed.So it should be like invalidating the session only after the max interval time has elapsed.


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Deepak Bala
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The application cannot find out when the user has closed his browser. So the session times out when the interval inactive interval times out.


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Dinuka Arsakularatne
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Joined: Aug 12, 2006
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thank you guys for clearing my doubt.

Dinuka Arseculeratne
Niranjan Deshpande
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Hey i will give a nice example to clarify more -

Say you went at a shopping mall, filled your shopping cart with things,
suddenly you got a urgent call from home and left for home keeping the cart as it is there.The person at the shopping mall wont have a idea and will not even touch your cart. But after some time, may be at the end of the day he will disassemble your cart.

Similary, if you are into a SESSION on a website, and suddenly close the browser, your session is still maintained. The server/container will not touch it for some time - determined by the setMaxAgeInterval( ) [if its set]. After that interval expires OR after some CONTAINER speecific time expires, the container will INVALIDATE the session

Hope that helps you understand even better


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