The compiler message gives you everything that you need.
Find the Java API documentation and look up the API for HttpSession.
Look around the web for a simple example program that uses HttpSessions.
If you don't understand the difference between calling a static method and invoking an instance method - get a good book on Java.
I wish I could help more - but no-one's paying me and there are only so many hours in a day.
The J2EE in your problem is incidental - you can't call an instance method without an instance.
See, i knew i was making some stupid simple mistake. Stupid me for not seeing it. Heh. Thanks for the help. Oh, and you're right about the java book. I need one _bad!_ I just don't want to pay for it myself, so i'm sitting here waiting for the PO to go through, and letting the compiler teach me in the mean time :)