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RE: Dynamic sessions

From: Scarlett Julian (ED) <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2003 11:31:40 +0100
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To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lauke PH [mailto:P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk]
> Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2003 11:02 AM
> To: yoan SIMONIAN; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Dynamic sessions

> I'm not sure
> how easily implementable it would be, but it may be an idea to offer
> users the option of specifying that they may require a longer
> time-out period. In a login-based system, this could be stored as an
> extra value with the user's information...once they log in, a 
> new session
> is created and the timer set accordingly.

Nice idea but I'm not sure how easy that would be in reality. For instance we're building a PHP intranet for schools and have specified the session time out as 60 minutes. It would quite easy to allow site administrators to change this but it would be a global change to a config file and would affect all users who logged in. General concensus here is that the authentication mechanism wouldn't allow for differentiation acording to user ie you are either logged out and are "nobody" or you are logged in and are "somebody". 

Unfortunately my PHP skills aren't developed enough to give anymore of a definitive answer but if someone could crack it I would certainly implement it  on this and future projects.

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