[Mailman-Users] Why does iOS's Safari log out the moderator web page?

Richard Damon Richard at Damon-Family.org
Wed Feb 5 01:36:20 CET 2014

On 2/4/14, 6:03 PM, Peter Shute wrote:
> I agree that convenience is often at the expense of security, but I feel that this is just a side efect of something they've done with multitasking. The cookies are supposed to expire if I close the browser, but I haven't. I've only swapped to another program for a while. Safari is a native app, not a random program off the internet.
> Sometimes when I come back, the session remains logged in. It might be if I come back quickly. But generally I find it's logged out, so I assume iOS has temporarily closed the browser, causing the cookie to expire.
> This happened in iOS6, but nowhere near as much. In iOS7, it seems to happens almost without fail. It's fair enough to expire the cookie if the browser was closed, but they iOS tries to give the impression it wasn't closed by keeping all the tabs open with the content still visible.
> As Mark said, this is an Apple problem, not a mailman problem. but if it has become a permanent feature of iOS, and if lots of mailman administrators use iOS, does it become a mailman problem?
> Peter Shute
My guess is it depend on if iOS has asked the browser to actually close
to reclaim memory, or just put it aside, while it has been in the

Richard Damon

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