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Re: Dynamic sessions

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2003 13:11:00 +0200
Cc: "Scarlett Julian \(ED\)" <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: "Lauke PH" <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
Message-Id: <AAED015C-C347-11D7-B068-000A958826AA@sidar.org>

60 minutes is already a fair bit of time. If you had a second config 
file, and a variable referring to the relevant file, a user could 
select the "more time" version (just the same, but using the other 
config). Approaching this like a multilingual site - where you 
autogenerate a mirror version with more time - might be easy. Depends 
on your setup.

And remember that in some cases there are real world constraints - it 
is simply not possible to let someone have 90 minutes between noon and 
1pm, however much that may impact on their life.



On Thursday, Jul 31, 2003, at 12:53 Europe/Zurich, Lauke PH wrote:

>> 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.
> Ok, I'm not sure if this would work, but...here goes:
> how about setting the session time out quite high (1440 minutes)
> and then set a specific time out for the session cookie
> (see 
> <http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.session-set-cookie-params.php>)
> depending on whether the user requires more time or not ?
> There's probably a very fundamental flaw with this plan that
> I'm overlooking (e.g. what happens when cookies can't be set, and
> PHP dynamically adds the session ID to links etc), but maybe someone
> more knowledgeable than me could fill in the gaps ?
> Patrick
> ________________________________
> Patrick H. Lauke
> Webmaster / University of Salford
> http://www.salford.ac.uk
Charles McCathieNevile                          Fundación Sidar
charles@sidar.org                                http://www.sidar.org
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