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Netscape global cookie screwing up Dynamo sessions?

3 posts in General Discussion (old) Last posting was on 2000-02-18 02:19:44.0Z
Jamie Crutchley Posted on 2000-02-16 22:21:50.0Z
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From: "Jamie Crutchley" <jdcrutch@raystl.com>
Subject: Netscape global cookie screwing up Dynamo sessions?
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2000 16:21:50 -0600
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I've noticed with my Dynamo sessions (version 3.0) that if I open two
Netscape browsers on the same machine, they have the same cookie info for
the PowerDynamo session so they share the same session! (Verified by use of
the "GetServerVariable('HTTP_COOKIE') method.) This has caused several
problems. For one, I've been using the session variable to save references
to Jaguar objects. If one window gets a reference to an object, then
another window assigns that session variable to a different object, the
first object becomes stranded. (I've been able to verify this using the
monitoring in the Jaguar manager.) If the stranded object has a connection
to our database, then that connection is stuck as well.

The stranded object/connection problem can be solved through stateless
Jaguar components that do not have references stored in the session
variable, just passing a resultset to Dynamo which is then stored in the
session variable. This only solves part of the problem. I still have two
Netscape windows sharing the same session information. Internet Explorer
does not show this behavior.

Has anyone been able to circumvent this Netscape "feature" to get a separate
session for each window? Do I have something set up wrong? Thanks in
advance.

Jamie Crutchley
jdcrutch@raystl.com


Keith Roscarel Posted on 2000-02-17 22:18:13.0Z
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From: "Keith Roscarel" <keithr@accint.com>
Subject: Re: Netscape global cookie screwing up Dynamo sessions?
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 17:18:13 -0500
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I'm no cookie expert, but I have the same problem in IE4. Two Instances of
the browser use the same session space.

Keith Roscarel
Access International

Jamie Crutchley wrote in message ...
>I've noticed with my Dynamo sessions (version 3.0) that if I open two
>Netscape browsers on the same machine, they have the same cookie info for
>the PowerDynamo session so they share the same session! (Verified by use
of
>the "GetServerVariable('HTTP_COOKIE') method.) This has caused several
>problems. For one, I've been using the session variable to save references
>to Jaguar objects. If one window gets a reference to an object, then
>another window assigns that session variable to a different object, the
>first object becomes stranded. (I've been able to verify this using the
>monitoring in the Jaguar manager.) If the stranded object has a connection
>to our database, then that connection is stuck as well.
>
>The stranded object/connection problem can be solved through stateless
>Jaguar components that do not have references stored in the session
>variable, just passing a resultset to Dynamo which is then stored in the
>session variable. This only solves part of the problem. I still have two
>Netscape windows sharing the same session information. Internet Explorer
>does not show this behavior.
>
>Has anyone been able to circumvent this Netscape "feature" to get a
separate
>session for each window? Do I have something set up wrong? Thanks in
>advance.
>
>Jamie Crutchley
>jdcrutch@raystl.com
>
>
>


Dave Wolf [Sybase] Posted on 2000-02-18 02:19:44.0Z
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From: "Dave Wolf [Sybase]" <dwolf@sybase.com>
Subject: Re: Netscape global cookie screwing up Dynamo sessions?
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This is just how brosers work. The two windows are the same instance, just
different threads.

Dave Wolf
Internet Applications Division

Keith Roscarel <keithr@accint.com> wrote in message
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> I'm no cookie expert, but I have the same problem in IE4. Two Instances of
> the browser use the same session space.
>
> Keith Roscarel
> Access International
>
> Jamie Crutchley wrote in message ...
> >I've noticed with my Dynamo sessions (version 3.0) that if I open two
> >Netscape browsers on the same machine, they have the same cookie info for
> >the PowerDynamo session so they share the same session! (Verified by use
> of
> >the "GetServerVariable('HTTP_COOKIE') method.) This has caused several
> >problems. For one, I've been using the session variable to save
references
> >to Jaguar objects. If one window gets a reference to an object, then
> >another window assigns that session variable to a different object, the
> >first object becomes stranded. (I've been able to verify this using the
> >monitoring in the Jaguar manager.) If the stranded object has a
connection
> >to our database, then that connection is stuck as well.
> >
> >The stranded object/connection problem can be solved through stateless
> >Jaguar components that do not have references stored in the session
> >variable, just passing a resultset to Dynamo which is then stored in the
> >session variable. This only solves part of the problem. I still have
two
> >Netscape windows sharing the same session information. Internet Explorer
> >does not show this behavior.
> >
> >Has anyone been able to circumvent this Netscape "feature" to get a
> separate
> >session for each window? Do I have something set up wrong? Thanks in
> >advance.
> >
> >Jamie Crutchley
> >jdcrutch@raystl.com
> >
> >
> >
>
>