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serializable object in httpsession

Martin Lira
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Joined: May 26, 2004
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I have a webapp that stores an object (Ex. class Person:String first, last, dob, Address address, etc) in the httpsession. Is it required to make the object implement the serializable interface. I do not have a distributed system.

Are there any pros or cons if i make such objects serializable?

Ben Souther

Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 13410

The only harm in a non-distributed system is that your sessions won't persist over app restarts.

The app server will try to serialize the session object and all nested objects when the server shuts down. If any nested objects do not impliment serializable, the write fails.

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