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Re: Logging out from Facebook

From: John Kemp <john@jkemp.net>
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 09:22:18 -0400
Cc: "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <52392DC5-5C57-46C4-A783-8DEB9058599D@jkemp.net>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>

On Sep 26, 2011, at 9:44 PM, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:

> * John Kemp wrote:
>> It is no wonder that people are shocked when they find out they are
>> still being tracked by a site after they have clicked 'logout'! And it
>> is perfectly possible for a site to effectively log the user out from
>> that site with technology that exists today. 
> Well, I am not sure it is quite that simple.


My only point is that in this case (where user explicitly says 'logout') I believe that user expectations are being violated. I also asked for what the valid reasons are for doing this. But ultimately, it is this violation of user expectation that is the important part for me. 

I agree with you that identification (and the various degrees of that) are much more complex than can be expressed by  'logged-in vs. logged-out.'

- John

>> Right - and if you care enough about both the site and the language,
>> then you'd probably create an account and login to that account and use
>> the language you want to on a per-site basis?
> (Personally, I work around requirements I don't find to be necessary.)
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