Chris W. Parker wrote: > But Java isn't an interpreted language is it? What I mean by that is, > isn't it a bit more powerful than a regular scripting language such as > PHP or ASP? Can't it just sit around in the background and wait for > something to happen? Uh, well. It's actually a function of the session management in the servlet container (say, Tomcat). If PHP has session timeouts, then I'd think there must be *something* running as a background process to keep track. But maybe not. Interesting question. >><example_code origin="another homebrewed shopping cart"> > > Don't dis the homebrew man! ;) Not me! I almost always go "build" when it's "build versus buy" :-) -- Hassan Schroeder ----------------------------- hassan at webtuitive.com Webtuitive Design === (+1) 408-938-0567 === http://webtuitive.com dream. code.