[Seaside] Session expiry

Amos aaamos at gmail.com
Wed Jan 2 10:52:31 UTC 2008

Thanks, Lukas, I did see similar questions in the archives, but the
answer only ever seems to be a workaround, not a complete solution (at
least for me). I'll see if I can work out something for myself just to
satisfy my own curiosity - hopefully without breaking the framework

However, your comment answers my other question as to why the session
expiry time was always equal to the session duration: I hadn't
realised that the 'every: 1 second' bit effectively causes a request
to the server every second (hence resetting the expiry time every
second), I'd assumed it was simply JavaScript running on the client
(obviously wrong in hindsight).

Which begs the question: is there some other way to show the remaining
session time without triggering a request? Otherwise my idea about
showing the remaining time is doomed :-(

@John: thanks, I'll probably do it that way, since the public part of
the site should be bookmarkable etc.

On 1/2/08, Lukas Renggli <renggli at gmail.com> wrote:
> Check out the mailing list archive. This is a FAQ.
> For example to ensure the persistency of a session as long as the user
> keeps its window open can be done by adding some Scriptaculous code to
> your page:
> html request
>      every: (sessionExperyTime - 5 seconds);
>      callback: []
> This will trigger an asynchronous request 5 seconds before the session
> expires (given a correct vaue of sessionExpiryTime) that keeps the
> session alive for another sessionExpiryTime seconds.
> Lukas

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