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Cookie related manipulation when using ES6 Fetch API

When I am doing a test of comparison between Stateful and Stateless BSP application ( mentioned in blog Stateless and Stateful – Different behavior in application side ), I meet with a strange issue.

The conclusion is stateful BSP application will handle request sequentially. Suppose in client I send two request A and B to server. Request A takes 3 seconds to finish and B 2 seconds.
The request is sent via jQuery API.
It means for stateful application, I will observe the following timeline in Chrome network tab:
1. the start time of both request are almost the same, since I send out two request in client code almost at the same time.
2. even though the second request itself takes 2 seconds to finish, the total processing time for it is 3 seconds waiting for A to finish first + 2 seconds = 5 seconds in the end.
The above test did verify the conclusion.
However when I change the approach to send request into ES6 fetch API,
<%@page language="abap" %>
<%@extension name="htmlb" prefix="htmlb" %>
<!DOCTYPE html>
<title>Jerry Test Stateful</title>
<button onclick="fire()">Fire two request</button>
function wrapperOnFetch(url){
    return response.json();
      console.log(url + ":" + json.message);
function fire(){
the testing request for stateful application looks as below this time:
The two requests are handled simultaneously ( request B only takes 2 seconds to finish, no 3 seconds’ wait time for A to finish this time ), the response of second request returns first before the first, which could be observed in console:
why the latest ES6 API causes such discrepancy with known conclusion?
Just compare the cookie of requests sent via these two kinds of API:
Through comparison I get to know that the session cookie
sap-contextid is not sent together with request triggered by ES6 Fetch API.
Then in Fetch documentation I find out that I need to add option credentials: “include”.
function wrapperOnFetch(url){
 // enable session cookie sent with request
  fetch(url,{ credentials:"include" }).then(function(response){
    return response.json();
      console.log(url + ":" + json.message);
After this change the stateful BSP application behaves as expected: the requests are handled in sequence.

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