[whatwg] When closing the browser
bil at corry.biz
Fri Dec 12 15:30:05 PST 2008
Ian Hickson wrote on 12/12/2008 5:11 PM:
> 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.
But don't they persist until the entire browser is closed? They'd be perfect if they were removed once all tabs/windows to the site were closed.
> sessionStorage (from HTML5) might also help with this; it's limited to
> the lifetime of the tab that it was used in.
That could work too.
>> 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.
Thanks, it may be something to pursue.
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