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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <craig...@apache.org>
Subject Re: j_security_check
Date Fri, 09 Nov 2001 01:34:32 GMT


On Thu, 8 Nov 2001, Frank Lawlor wrote:

> Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 15:13:46 -0600
> From: Frank Lawlor <frank.lawlor@athensgroup.com>
> Reply-To: Tomcat Users List <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>,
>      frank.lawlor@athensgroup.com
> To: "Tomcat (E-mail)" <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> Subject: Re: j_security_check
>
> Craig R. McClanahan wrote:
> > It is never, ever, ever, ever (!!! :-) valid to reference
> > the login page directly from your browser.
> It is too bad that the browser doesn't put up a special page
> for the form-based login like it does for BAISC.  Then the
> user would not have any way to bookmark it and the issue
> would go away.
>
> Developers often try to 'fix' the users to conform to the
> technology. but when you see many users making the
> same mistake you might just wonder if the technology
> isn't what needs fixing (usability 101).
>

So where was everyone when Servlet 2.3 was in "Public Review" or "Proposed
Final Draft" state (almost ten months)?  Where was the public feedback
that said "please fix this"?  (responsibility 101).   Sheesh ...

> Frank Lawlor
> Athens Group, Inc.
> (512) 345-0600 x151
> Athens Group, an employee-owned consulting firm integrating technology
> strategy and software solutions.
>

Craig


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