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Cookie question

Bob Young
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Joined: Dec 23, 2000
Posts: 65
I am working through Marty Hall's CoreServlets and JSP examples in the book. If I create a cookie using the default maxAge() of -1, I cannot find the cookie in the windows/cookies folder. If I create a persistant cookie then I can find the cookie. Because I cannot find the file does this imply that nonpersistant cookies are saved into memory only and not to the client hard drive? Also with the persistant cookie, if I open the file, I can only find the persistant portion (name, value) pair. Why is this? Thanks, as always.
William Brogden
Author and all-around good cowpoke

Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 12779
Cookies with a session lifetime don't have to be written to disk, but there is no standard requirement for how they are handled or how the browser stores them.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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