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From "Aladin Alaily" <>
Subject Re: Best practice for redirecting on session timeout?
Date Thu, 12 May 2005 15:12:35 GMT

>> 1) Maintainability: if you want to change the timeout to 30 minutes (and
>> you have 50 jsp pages), then you have to make the change 50 times.
> Umm..ya...that's why I explicity said "preferrably via an include or let a
> filter do it for you".

Missed the filter part :)

>> 2) Business Logic: This approach will never prevent you Action from
>> executing.  Since you have to go through an action to reach the jsp
>> page,
>> when the *page* reloads, you are actually reloading the action first.
> You must be confused here.  The refresh happens ON the client after 20
> minutes of inactivity.  "Inactivity" being defined as "the browser has no
> interaction with the server".

Confused? Maybe... but what if the page is not cached on the client-side. 
Where is the browser going to get it from? ;)

> After rereading the original post, it seems that I misunderstood the
> original question.  My proposed solution assumes you've already dealt with
> handling the expired session, so for all intents and purposes, we actually
> agree (in a 1/42 kind of way ;)

At least we agree on something :)


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