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HttpSession and sesion timeout

Faisal Ul-Haque

Joined: Dec 02, 2011
Posts: 10
This is possibly a very stupid question but better safe than sorry.

I am developing a project that combines servlets and JSPs and obviously there is session and session timeout handling involved. Anyway the possibly stupid question is when the server (Tomcat 7) serves a request does the time remaining to timeout get reset (to either the setMaxInactiveInterval or session-timeout value)? Common sense (at least mine) says that this is the way it should be but I am asking just to confirm.

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