I've seen some OPACs with a "you are about to be logged out" popup.
The LC does this.
I'd think it would be easy to write a JS that simply refreshes the
page, reinvigorating the session.
All of this is idiotic and childish, of course. The only non-library
website I visit now that times out at all is my bank, and it waits
longer than my library does.
On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 3:34 PM, Joe Hourcle
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Mar 2008, Jay Roos wrote:
> > Whenever I decide whether to link from our catalog to something external, I
> > always want to know how I bring the patron back once they've found something
> > they're interested in. Do you have or have you considered a way to close the
> > loop and bring someone who followed a link in the catalog back to the
> > catalog?
> One of the few useful things that came from that whole HTML Frames
> confusion was the ability to specify a 'target' to links. if you use a
> target name that's not an existing frame, it'll pop up in a new window.
> consistent name, it'll recycle the existing window:
> <a href='some_url' target='LibraryThing'>some text</a>
> See the HTML specs for more details:
> There are also some common keywords to use (_top, _blank, _new), which are
> widely supported, but I can't find them in the HTML docs.
> so basically -- someone clicks on the link, it comes in a new window, and
> they can close the window to return to where they were.
> ... the issue with sessions timing out still holds, but as the catalog is
> the user that they might time out.
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