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Archive for January 14th, 2008

The case of the disappearing session variables

Way back in ASP.NET version 1.1, I wrote one of my first asp.net web sites for a client that depended pretty heavily on session variables.  Without getting into the arguments about the wisdom of using session variables in the first place.  Let’s just say that we needed to store state information and that session variables were the best way to handle the issue.

We spent months working on the web site.  Everything worked fine during development and even as we tested the application… on our local computers.

But, once we put the application up on the server.  A shared server where a lot of other asp.net applications were also living, we suddenly found that the application would work, mostly.  But, every once in a while the application would act like it couldn’t find the session variables we were trying to store. Read the rest of this entry »