Is my understanding accurate that each WebSession instance and each HandleSpecialURL event get their own thread? If so, what is their Thread.Priority relative to the main thread?
Do any other objects/classes/instances (other than WebApplication) or events get their own thread?
I don’t think they have a special priority, just the default.
Just checked it. Priority is 5. And each time a request is handled, it seems like we have a new thread, so they are not recycled.
Are you referring to WebSession instances, HandleSpecialURL events or both?
Are you aware of any other objects/classes/instances (other than WebApplication) or events that get their own thread?
I believe HandleSpecialURL events are executed on the main thread.
I would be very surprised if any user request is run on the main thread as it would become a bottle neck very quickly.
Testing on 4.1 it seems that HandleSpecialURL does not use the main thread. I thought that it used to, but I could be mistaken.
every handling of a HTTP Request is performed on a thread. But still any thread can block the whole system, so be careful on what you do.
Thanks Christian, Daniel and James!