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the "back" button on the weblogout page
After logging out from an application, the option to log out from the
weblogin service is presented on a screen with "Back" and "Logout"
buttons. The "Back" button tries to take the user to the last page
If this return into the application would be to a "deep" page (one
that might represent a half-way point in a process the user abandoned
by clicking application logout), things get a little messy. It's
nothing that the application cannot cope with by detecting the
attempt to reuse a terminated, or nonexistent, session and then
presenting the user with the application's front door, instead of the
I also see an Apache cosign directive which looks like it might also be useful.
CosignSiteEntry ... [ the URL to redirect to after login ]
If this is set to the URL of the application's front page, will
the behavior be to bring a user who clicks "Back," as in the above
scenario, to that front page and obviate the need for the application
to catch the "missing session" case?
Also, in passing, when the user clicks the weblogin logout, their
next presented page can be specified by the "?http://..." which may
be passed to weblogin on the logout request. Would it make sense to
have the target of the "Back" button similarly, optionally