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setMaxInactiveInterval and setMaxAge ?

Jesus Doe

Joined: Apr 14, 2006
Posts: 4
I was wondering if someone could explain the differance between both of these. I would like to know how each works.
Christophe Verré

Joined: Nov 24, 2005
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setMaxInactiveInterval is used to set the session timeout, while setMaxAge is used to set a cookie's life time limit.

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Jesus Doe

Joined: Apr 14, 2006
Posts: 4
So, if i had a form to submit a username... using maxInterval.. and I submited to a page that would then link to a page and dispaly the name...once i reach the time out the username would become null... but by simply refreshing the name would become accessible again and for maxAge on refresh i would still not be able to access the username once the max life had been reach unless i go back to enter the username.
I think I may be incorrect in my thinking...
Ben Souther

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