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hamlin stephen
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Joined: Dec 11, 2003
Posts: 45
How can code for session time out in web.xml?
</session-config> This is not working .
but i can handle it in java code.
i am using tomcatserver
please help!!!
Rishi Tandon

Joined: Oct 23, 2002
Posts: 17
Hi , i tried out the same thing in Tmcat server, it is working fine.

Do u consider time in seconds specified in web.xml. TheSession timeout which we specify in Deployment Descriptor(web.xml) is spcified in minutes, whereas when we specify it through Java Code (session.setMaxInactiveInterval), it is specified in Seconds.
Does it answer ur question ?

Rishi Tandon<br />SCJP 1.2<br />SCBCD
hamlin stephen
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Joined: Dec 11, 2003
Posts: 45
thank u Rishi,
But actually seconds or minutes that is not the matter.
it is not affecting the session when coding in web.xml.
I am using struts frame work may it cause the problem?
Jim Foley

Joined: Jun 19, 2004
Posts: 1
Struts automatically creates a new session object when sessions time out. So you will always have an active session. To test if your session has really timed out, put some object (for example a user, or a boolean indicating that the session is initialized) in it on your login page. Instead of checking for an active session, check that the object is still available in the session.

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