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Re: Logging out from Facebook

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2011 20:21:07 +0900
Message-ID: <4E7F0EA3.9020102@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
To: Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>
CC: "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
I do in no way want to detract from the main point, but it may be worth 
pointing out that there is a certain amount of justification for keeping 
the "locale" cookie information. Otherwise, it may happen that while you 
have been seeing say a Chinese user interface, the user interface 
suddenly switches back to e.g. English.

Under ideal circumstances, such a "locale" cookie wouldn't be needed in 
the first place, because the browser sends an Accept-Language header 
that is supposed to have all the necessary information. But not every 
user knows how to set up the information in the browser, it's not easy 
in every browser (Safari seems to be toughest), and it doesn't work in 
shared machine settings (but in that case, a "Locale" cookie also 
doesn't work).

Regards,   Martin.

On 2011/09/25 19:24, Jeni Tennison wrote:
> Hi,
> Interesting read about how Facebook (and possibly other services) doesn't actually log you out (as in remove your identifying cookies) when you "log out".
>    http://nikcub.appspot.com/logging-out-of-facebook-is-not-enough
> Jeni
Received on Sunday, 25 September 2011 11:21:57 UTC

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