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#1 kdigital

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:37 PM

Are these obsolete? I mean modern browsers provide the same option when logging in. Thoughts?

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:20 PM

Browsers can remember form details but I have yet to see one (actually the browser itself) actually log someone in automatically.

They're not obsolete. Normal cookies are just session cookies and if I close the browser the cookie is gone and I'm logged out. "Remember me" instructs the website to create another, non-session cookie (or more than one), containing enough data so that someone can be automatically logged in when the session cookie isn't present. The two serve similar but different purposes.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:53 PM

Browsers can remember form details but I have yet to see one (actually the browser itself) actually log someone in automatically.

They're not obsolete. Normal cookies are just session cookies and if I close the browser the cookie is gone and I'm logged out. "Remember me" instructs the website to create another, non-session cookie (or more than one), containing enough data so that someone can be automatically logged in when the session cookie isn't present. The two serve similar but different purposes.


Oh ok I see. When the browser saves the password when you open the page you still have to press the login button, verses remember me which just logs you in.




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