Session timeout, has to be top priority!!!

Sergio A. Kessler sergiokessler at gmail.com
Fri Sep 8 03:37:51 CEST 2006


it seems gmail does the rigth thing.

but, by far, the most common scenario is a writed lost mail because of
a session timeout, and this is happening to a lot of people (as you
can see), just because someone want to help an *eventual* and
*hipotetical* stupid user that maybe forgot to close the mail...


On 9/7/06, Mark Edwards <mark at antsclimbtree.com> wrote:
> I don't see how this kind of attitude can possibly help Roundcube.
>
> Squirrelmail has a timeout, as does Webmin, Cacti, and nearly every
> other web interface that has a login.
>
> I am amazed that this is even an issue.
>
> I agree that the timeout needs to not threaten the usability of the
> app, and that needs discussion, but saying "screw people if they
> don't log out" is ridiculous for an application that is supposed to
> offer a user-friendly interface for novices to use their email.
>
> On Sep 7, 2006, at 5:24 PM, Sergio A. Kessler wrote:
>
> > and how do you stop people from doing stupids things ?
> > and where do you draw the line ?
> >
> > I mean, if I delete an important file or mail and clean the trash,
> > how do you stop me ?
> >
> > shit happens, anyway...
> >
> > and doing something that affect to 99% of the people in a bad way,
> > just because we want to "help" a stupid that forget to close the mail
> > in a *public* computer, is nonsense IMO...
> >
> > btw, someone knows how does gmail or hotmail manage this ?
> >
> >
> > On 9/7/06, Mark Edwards <mark at antsclimbtree.com> wrote:
> >> On Sep 7, 2006, at 4:26 PM, Martin Marques wrote:
> >>
> >> > Closing the navegator SHOULD kill the session, AFAIK.
> >> >
> >> > So, the only reason I see is if you leave the web browser open.
> >>
> >> Why is that not a good enough reason for a timeout safety feature?
> >> Someone can have it open but hidden and not realize it.
> >>
> >> Just because someone does something stupid or wrong doesn't mean
> >> there shouldn't be a safety feature to help them.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Mark Edwards
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
> --
> Mark Edwards
>
>
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