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From Lee <teaseme4...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: DO NOT REPLY [Bug 18005] - Realm authentication "forgets" requested URL
Date Mon, 15 Mar 2004 03:20:30 GMT

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> Realm authentication "forgets" requested URL
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> ------- Additional Comments From jswap@yahoo.com 
> 2004-03-14 22:56 -------
> Here's a use case:
> 
> - User requests a protected page, and gets the login
> page.
> - User's friend stops by and says it's time to go to
> lunch.
> - User comes back an hour later and tries to login. 
> 
> - User gets the "direct reference to the login page"
> error.
> - User clicks the "Back" button on their browser and
> repeatedly tries logging 
> in, but to no avail.
> - User then wastes his time and others' by calling
> the help desk, asking why 
> the site is down.
> 
> Granted, this does not happen a lot; however, it
> should not happen at all.  
> Further, "not a lot" is relative.  Can you image how
> many dozens of times a 
> day this problem would occur at a site like
> yahoo.com? 
> 
> This bug is different issue than a user's session
> timing out after they were 
> logged in.  In the case of a normal timeout, the
> user will just be prompted to 
> login again, and they can get back to what they were
> doing.  However, in the 
> case of timing out on the login screen, it takes
> semi-expert knowledge on how 
> to recover from the problem, and is not at all
> intuitive.
> 
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