[pmwiki-users] Author cookies

Henrik Bechmann henrik at bechmannsoftware.com
Sat Aug 12 15:20:41 CDT 2006


I don't think the approaches are necessarily mutually exclusive.

Where there is no use of passwords, but user name required, you could 
still put the "save password on my computer" beside the author field on 
the edit form.

Where there is use of passwords and also author name required, you could 
duplicate the author name field (and checkbox option) on the login form.

Where no author name is required, you could leave it on the bottom of 
the edit form (for optional entry -- do you hide this when no author 
name is required?), again with the checkbox beside.

You could still have a separate preferences form (to essentially manage 
cookie settings) if you wanted to get fancy, or just let users uncheck 
the one option on the login/edit form.

- Henrik

Henrik Bechmann
Webmaster, www.dufferinpark.ca

Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 12, 2006 at 03:48:58PM -0400, Pico wrote:
>> Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
>>> ...where do you expect the checkbox to appear?
>> How about always display it on the login screen?
>> I think I must be missing something, because it seems so obvious, so 
>> I'll break down the steps to make the discussion explicit:
>> [...]
> ...but none of the sites I run have a "login screen".
> Authors on the systems I run generally enter their names
> in the edit form.
> But just because there's no login screen doesn't mean that
> authors don't want to sometimes "logout" -- i.e., to remove
> their name from the "Author" field in the edit form.
> (In some of my systems we have on the order of 1,000 authors;
> we don't have "user logins" and we don't want them because maintaining
> hundreds of user accounts and passwords would be a huge pain,
> for almost no additional capability or benefit.)
> Pm

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