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From "Chappell, Simon P" <Simon.Chapp...@landsend.com>
Subject RE: kiosk mode browser
Date Fri, 20 Dec 2002 16:47:04 GMT
Agreed. Public websites should never try to use kiosk mode or any of the other evil things
they can do.

Internal web applications, however, can and I would say should, use kiosk mode to help protect
the users from themselves.

Simon

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Simon P. Chappell                     simon.chappell@landsend.com
Java Programming Specialist                      www.landsend.com
Lands' End, Inc.                                   (608) 935-4526


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Chen, Gin [mailto:Gin_Chen@tvratings.com]
>Sent: Friday, December 20, 2002 10:35 AM
>To: 'Struts Users Mailing List'
>Subject: RE: kiosk mode browser
>
>
>IMHO, kiosk mode is probably the worst thing a website can do.
>Its just plain intrusive.
>
>FYI, this is a humorous take on bad site design.
>http://www.webpagesthatsuck.com/
>
>Now from a strut's perspective, the back buttons can usually 
>be handled by
>just turning on nocache.
>ex:
>    <controller locale="true" nocache="true"></controller>
>-Tim
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Vincent Stoessel [mailto:vincent@xaymaca.com]
>Sent: Friday, December 20, 2002 11:27 AM
>To: Struts Users
>Subject: kiosk mode browser
>
>
>I was was wondering about what people think about  implementing
>a kiosk style browser on the client end of a struts app.
>I was thinking mozilla because it is already ported to so many 
>platforms 
>and it can be customized without paying for a development license. By 
>kiosk mode, I mean that the broswer would retain all the functionality 
>of modern browser but not have the buttons or url window that 
>end users 
>sometime mistakingly use to reload, go back or otherwise shoot 
>themselves in the foot. Opinions?
>-- 
>Vincent Stoessel
>Linux Systems Developer
>vincent xaymaca.com
>
>
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