[interchange-docs] xmldocs - docelic modified refs/SessionExpire

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Mon Aug 18 21:28:43 UTC 2008

User:      docelic
Date:      2008-08-18 21:28:43 GMT
Modified:  refs     SessionExpire
* Text improvement per Brian J. Miller / EndPoint.

Revision  Changes    Path
1.6                  xmldocs/refs/SessionExpire

rev 1.6, prev_rev 1.5
Index: SessionExpire
RCS file: /var/cvs/xmldocs/refs/SessionExpire,v
retrieving revision 1.5
retrieving revision 1.6
diff -u -r1.5 -r1.6
--- SessionExpire	8 Nov 2006 10:52:04 -0000	1.5
+++ SessionExpire	18 Aug 2008 21:28:43 -0000	1.6
@@ -1,10 +1,10 @@
 __NAME__ purpose
-specify a duration after which idle user sessions are expired
+specify a duration after which idle user sessions expire
 __NAME__ synopsis
-<arg choice='plain'><replaceable>minimum_interval</replaceable></arg>
+<arg choice='plain'><replaceable>interval</replaceable></arg>
@@ -14,15 +14,16 @@
 __NAME__ description
-It is the nature of the WWW that a customer can close the browser program, or
-leave your catalog at any time, without making your Web server aware of the
-fact. The only way we can reach the conclusion ourselves is to detect the
-the lack of further requests from the client (clients are identified by
-session IDs).
+Website visitors can close their browser or move to browsing other sites
+without making the Web server aware of the fact.<sbr/>
+This is a potential problem as new sessions would keep getting created,
+but they'd never be removed, wasting system resources.<sbr/>
+The way we can detect "closed" &glos-session;s is by measuring time
+between user requests. We can expire sessions where no activity was
+registered for more than the specified maximum interval.
-Old session information needs to be periodically expired. &conf-SessionExpire;
-specifies the minimum of time for which the session information should be
+&conf-__FILENAME__; specifies the maximum amount of time for which the
+session information is preserved between two consecutive user requests.
 __NAME__ notes

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