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session and new window

ben oliver
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When user is navigating within one web application, if there is a link user cna click to open a new browser window and the new window is another web application with its own context root, etc. Does this new window's web app share the http session created in the original web app ? when user clicks the link to pop the new web app in a new window, the app has already a http session and saved many objects there, will the new window still be able to retrieve those objects in session if the new window is a separate web app with its own .ear file deployed ?
Nitin Surana
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Joined: Jan 21, 2011
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As long as the user is using the same browser the session will be shared among multiple windows.
Bear Bibeault
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What happened when you tried it?

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