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Re: Re: Form passwords cached when redisplayed?

by andye (Curate)
on Apr 07, 2001 at 19:39 UTC ( #70720=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Form passwords cached when redisplayed?
in thread Form passwords cached when redisplayed?

You can force the behavior to be consistent by using the -expires parameter

Unfortunately this doesn't work in all cases. Would that it did, it would make my life easier.

Even in mainstream browsers, the user can override the -expires parameter by fiddling around with the caching settings. It's never safe to assume that your page won't be cached.

andy.


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Re: Re: Re: Form passwords cached when redisplayed?
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 12, 2002 at 16:55 UTC
    > Even in mainstream browsers, the user can override the -
    > expires parameter by fiddling around with the caching
    > settings.

    That by itself might not be a big problem, I think. I have my browser set to cache everything, but this is my personal computer in my house that only I have access to, so it's not so much of a security problem for the password to be sent back in plain text. It could be trouble for a user who sets their browser to cache everything without understanding the security implications, though.

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