Jason Croft

Hi

I developed a site about 6 months ago, written in Cold Fusion MX 7.

A simple log-in page creates a session struct() variable upon successful log-in and then re-directs the member to their login home page area. On the login home page area, a simple script runs to see if a session variable exists, and if it dosnt, redirects them back to the login page. This is so that people cant access their login home page directly, without logging in.

The site works fine in Mac OSX, all browsers and on PC, all browsers, except for IE 7.

Does IE 7 have a session bug Appears so.

Anyone else experienced session problems of this kind

Thanks in advance

Jason



Re: Internet Explorer Web Development IE7 session variable bug ?

Dave Massy

Can you supply more details and exact steps to reproduce the issue

Thanks
-Dave






Re: Internet Explorer Web Development IE7 session variable bug ?

milocr

IĄ¯m having a similar problem running a ASP.Net 2.0 application (DotNetNuke). I have found, using Fiddler, that IE doesnĄ¯t send the asp.net session cookie on request of javascript, so the server issue another session and log me out redirecting to login page. It happens in IE 6, but now is more frequent with IE 7 RC1. Other browsers works fine.

Rgds,
Milo




Re: Internet Explorer Web Development IE7 session variable bug ?

AcerDad

I am having a similar problem!

I thought I was going crazy. I have a site for fast pitch teams with a select box that sets the team (session variable) you want to look at. I had this working fine, then all of a sudden I was loosing the team id between pages. It works perfectly in FF. I didn't correlate my problem with an update to IE 7 until today.

Hurray! It isn't just me!







Re: Internet Explorer Web Development IE7 session variable bug ?

AcerDad

Dave,

I am definitely experiencing this problem. I have a site set up to host information for fast pitch teams. On the home page I have a select element to allow the user to select the team they want to view on the rest of the site. The select action is simply to run a CF page that takes the selected option value and set a session variable with that value.

What I am experiencing is that once you navigate away from the home page to the other pages it may (or may not) remember the team id. Every time you go back to the home page, it loads with the default team selected instead of your last selection. Then as you go to the other pages, you can get different teams showing up.

The site is www.fprankings.com/acers. I have it sort of in debug mode now, with the guts of most of the pages stripped out, because I wasn't sure why I started having a problem all of a sudden. Each page you navigate to gives a header for the page with the team name identified.

If you go back and forth a few times between the home page and the other pages, and select different teams, you can end up seeing different teams on each subsequent page instead of the team you just selected.

The site was working fine with IE 6, and it continues to work fine with FF. I just today correlated the onset of the problem with updating to IE 7.

Hope this helps in solving the problem!!







Re: Internet Explorer Web Development IE7 session variable bug ?

AcerDad

PS. I have IE Version 7.0.5730.11





Re: Internet Explorer Web Development IE7 session variable bug ?

Jack w7x

Similar problem.

I get posted back into Login page after loading a big database (100mb+)

where if i load a smaller database ( 3mbs ) everything is fine.

Big database also fine in FF.

Fix please :)

Thanks.




Re: Internet Explorer Web Development IE7 session variable bug ?

milocr

I have fixed my problem setting the domain for the asp.net session cookie. For some reason, IE does not "remember" the cookie domain between requests, so it will expire the cookie. Hope it helps.



Re: Internet Explorer Web Development IE7 session variable bug ?

Jack w7x

more information please

How do you actuallly set the domain for the "Session" Cookie Im not sure what the index or identifier is.

Thanks.




Re: Internet Explorer Web Development IE7 session variable bug ?

milocr

In web.config, look for anonymousIdentification section and httpcookies section, set the domain property on both to your domain. Example:

<anonymousIdentification
enabled="true"
cookieName=".ASPXANONYMOUS"
cookieTimeout="8000"
cookiePath="/"
cookieRequireSSL="false"
cookieSlidingExpiration="true"
cookieProtection="None"

domain="yourdomain.com"/>

Rgds





Re: Internet Explorer Web Development IE7 session variable bug ?

Agatka23

Hi Jason,

I develop websites with PHP and MySQL and I've experienced similar problems. My session variables just dissappear somewhere on the way once logged in. It works fine on IE6, FF, Netscape, Opera, except for IE7. Did you find any solution yet to overcome the problem Have Microsoft team been doing anything to finally fix the bug I doubt it, to be honest as today's January 27th, 2007 :-))))

Regards,
Aggie





Re: Internet Explorer Web Development IE7 session variable bug ?

Jason Croft

Hi Aggie

its been a long time since I posted my original question, and cant for the life of me remember how I worked around it, but Im sure I just avoided IE7 in the end.

Sorry I cant be of any more help!

Jase





Re: Internet Explorer Web Development IE7 session variable bug ?

Leonardo M. Ayala

Although it's not a "clean" solution, I've managed through this problem using php's function "session_id()" and passing via POST or GET the session id.

When printing the session id after the session_start(), I've realized that each page has a different session id, so I've managed it "by hand".

Perhaps not the best solution, but it works.

Leonardo M. Ayala

http://www.lanoche.com.uy





Re: Internet Explorer Web Development IE7 session variable bug ?

codemind

Dear Dave,

I have been struggling with this problem for months now. It happens in IE6 and IE7 and the difficulty is that it doesn't happen all the time.

I did several tests setting cookies in 12 different ways and the cookies get accepted and set without any problem. For some reason the cookies are not send back to the server.

It is very difficult to describe the behavior because I don't have it on my computer. I get a lot of complaints that people can't sign in on one of my websites and the only information I can get from them is that they are using Windows XP SP2 and Internet Explorer 6 or 7.

Any suggestions how I can test or do you have a solution in the mean time

Thanks.





Re: Internet Explorer Web Development IE7 session variable bug ?

CharlieRomeo

Agatka23 wrote:

Hi Jason,

I develop websites with PHP and MySQL and I've experienced similar problems. My session variables just dissappear somewhere on the way once logged in. It works fine on IE6, FF, Netscape, Opera, except for IE7. Did you find any solution yet to overcome the problem Have Microsoft team been doing anything to finally fix the bug I doubt it, to be honest as today's January 27th, 2007 :-))))

Regards,
Aggie




Same problem here! Running classic ASP on XP-home / IE7 (7.0.5730.11) and losing session vars some 3 minutes after login... Here's hoping for some workaround or better: bug fix.
Regards,
Charles