This week's giveaway is in the EJB and other Java EE Technologies forum. We're giving away four copies of EJB 3 in Action and have Debu Panda, Reza Rahman, Ryan Cuprak, and Michael Remijan on-line! See this thread for details.
This is probably a kindergarten-level question and I still don't know the answer: What happens if I type in the address to an HTML page or a servlet, then press enter to submit the HTTP request and then immediately close the browser. Are the HTTP request and the web server response part of the same session or are they independent? If I shut down the browser, do the web server /servlet engine: (a) immediately abort the sending back of the HTML? OR (b) they still send the data bytes to a no w invaid destination and the bytes get lost somewhere on the internet? OR (3) they send the data bytes to an output stream from their point of view but on the computer system / TCPIP level, nothing goes out of the computer port because the output stream is now dead? I think the answer is number 3 but not sure. Thanks, prak