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Re: Another timeout consideration

From: Ben Caldwell <caldwell@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 13:40:56 -0500
Message-ID: <428B8C38.5090302@trace.wisc.edu>
To: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org

Created new issue 1525: 
http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/show_bug.cgi?id=1525

Dr Philip J Naylor, Engineering Mathematics wrote:
> 
>     Guideline 2.2 doesn't obviously cover an important scenario -
> that of an authenticated session suffering an inactivity timeout,
> particularly if this happens when the user submits a form.  I would
> suggest that when this happens:
> 
> a) it should be clear to the user what has happened.
> b) the user should be given the opportunity to re-authenticate themselves.
> c) once they are re-authenticated they should be presened with the same
>   "page" as they would have received if the timeout had not occurred.
>   In particular, any form input should be carried across the
>   authentication process, so that it does not have to be re-entered.
> 
> Hope this helps.
> 
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> Dr Philip J. Naylor AFRSPSoc,
> Scientific Computer Support Officer,
> Department of Engineering Mathematics,
> University of Bristol.
> 
Received on Wednesday, 18 May 2005 18:47:29 UTC

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