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J2EE™ and Beyond: Design, Develop, and Deploy World-Class Java™ Software by Art Taylor

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The Web Application and the Session

The Web application, as explained previously, is a combination of components, from static HTML, graphic images, text to the dynamic content provided by JSP pages and servlets. When a user accesses a site using their browser, they are accessing any number of these components. Each user access is represented by a request to the Web server. This request is directed to a location which results in a response being generated by an HTML page, a JSP page or a servlet. Over the course of a visit to a site, a user may access more than one of these locations over a period of time. This association between the HTTP client (the user's browser) and the HTTP server (the Apache or Tomcat server) is considered a session. Though ...

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