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From "sanjaya singharage" <>
Subject Re: Handling sessions with cookies
Date Mon, 01 Nov 2004 13:08:52 GMT
What exactly is a session in web services? Does it mean that a SOAP client
can carry on a conversation with a webservice over time and that web service
maintains it's state?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Samisa Abeysinghe" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, November 01, 2004 4:35 PM
Subject: Handling sessions with cookies

> Hi All,
>    I am in the process of implementing support for sessions with Cookies.
> The syntax for Set-Cookie header is:
> Set-Cookie: NAME=VALUE; expires=DATE;path=PATH; domain=DOMAIN_NAME; secure
> However, looking at how Axis Java has implemented it they just assume that
there will only be
> NAME=VALUE and igniore the rest. If we also agree that this a reasonable
assumption, I could
> implement cookie support very easily.
> However, in case it is possible for web services to use 'path' in the
Set-Cookie syntax, the
> client side cookie handling logic becomes a bit complex (see
> Should I KISS and do
it like Aaxis Java or
> do I need to look further into an alorithm for dealing with 'path' in
> Thoughts please...
> Thanks,
> Samisa...
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