[whatwg] When closing the browser
ian at hixie.ch
Fri Dec 12 15:11:55 PST 2008
On Fri, 12 Dec 2008, Bil Corry wrote:
> > Why do session cookies not address this already?
> They do to some extent. You can choose to make the session life
> shorter, increasing security but potentially logging the user out before
> they're ready OR you can choose to make the session life longer,
> decreasing security but allowing the user more time.
I don't mean short cookie times, I mean literally session cookies, that
expire at the end of the session.
sessionStorage (from HTML5) might also help with this; it's limited to
the lifetime of the tab that it was used in.
> Or maybe it'd be better if non-persistent cookies are removed once the
> user no longer has an open tab to the site, instead of using a
This could be done now; I recommend bringing this up with browser vendors
as a feature request.
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