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?
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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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