I have found a site www.whatis.com that gives definitions for computer 
terms. I looked at threadsafe it did not help me much, but it might you.
http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/0,289893,sid9_gci331590,00.html



At 12:57 PM 4/26/01 +1000, you wrote:
>I've seen the word 'threadsafe'  in various commands (I can't think of them
>off-hand unfortunately) and was wondering whether the word referred to the
>ability to maintain 'state' within a job.  I was also wondering if it had
>any conoctation with the java concept? I can't seem to find any definition
>for it in IBM Book Reader searches, other than the places it is being used.
>I understand that each communication between a browser and the server is
>considered a separate entity. The server is not necessarily aware of any
>logical connection between successive user repsonses due to the ability of
>the technology to allow the user to decide what the next screen is to be
>rather than letting the application software decide. Is this correct?
>If this is the case, then melding back-end application processing code with
>a server and hence to a browser raises some interesting issues with state,
>and logical transactions.
>
>I hope I've made sense with the way I've presented this.
>
>Regards,
>Mike Pantzopoulos

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