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Re: Logging out from Facebook

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2011 13:30:28 +0200
Cc: Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>, "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <467609B7-E49D-404C-BF82-839A9A536521@bblfish.net>
To: "Martin J. Dürst" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>

On 25 Sep 2011, at 13:21, Martin J. Dürst wrote:

> 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).

If one made it easier for people to anonymise themselves and change identity, then these issues would be more evident, and could then be dealt with by web sites and browsers through public pressure. 

> 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

Social Web Architect
Received on Sunday, 25 September 2011 11:30:59 UTC

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