[whatwg] suggestion: LINK element for session termination
Charles Iliya Krempeaux
supercanadian at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 18:17:03 PDT 2005
On 6/13/05, Hallvord R M Steen <hallvors at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/13/05, Charles Iliya Krempeaux <supercanadian at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Having a way to "logout" the user from an HTTP authentication session
> > is very desirable.
> Yes, this has been discussed before and the response was that it is a
> browser UI issue.
I agree with you in that this is (partially) a problem with the
browser. But what if the browsers had a feature where the user could
"logout" of a website (using HTTP authentication). (In other words,
what if the browser had a button or something that would "clear out"
the "username" and "password" it is sending for a web site.) Would
that be enough?
I don't think it would be enough. The reasons are.... #1: Web
developers will want to integrate the logout button into their "web
pages" or "web applications". #2: Web developers will want to be able
be able to control if the "authentication pop-up" (the pop-up window
you type your username and password into) comes up or not.
"logout". (And be able to detect if you are "logged in" or not.)
Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.
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supercanadian @ gmail.com
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