[pmwiki-users] Author cookies

Henrik Bechmann henrik at bechmannsoftware.com
Sat Aug 12 15:32:23 CDT 2006

> 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.
It occurs to me that this notion is based on a different concept of 
session from the one that I put forward, ie your concept is a 
multi-part, relatively-persistent, the 
session-continues-until-I-say-it-is-over session. Mine is a "single 
sitting". This of course complicates things.

How about a "clearcookie" (probably with a different name) action that 
would accomplish this? I base this on an assertion that most people 
would conceive of a session as a single sitting (think about bank 
sites), and therefore would think of "logout" (implicitly or explicitly) 
as applying to a single sitting .

Are we having a semantic issue here?

- Henrik

did I say "simple things are hard"?

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