[development] no cookies = "access denied" ?!

sime info at urbits.com
Thu Nov 23 03:49:00 UTC 2006

Dear dev-list

I have an issue that I feel is important but hard to categorize. I have 
a Drupal 4.7 site with a generally non-web-savvy audience. In fact, I 
believe some of my visitors don't use the internet for anything else.

After trawling through drupal.org, the general concensus seems to be : 
"people who disable cookies get what they deserve". However, since I 
have users who don't know any better, their first impression of Drupal 
is "Access Denied". They don't get any indication of what they are doing 
wrong, so I see in the log sometimes they reset their password 3 times 
in a row, and then email my client with a complaint.

I think this issue is quite important, because it effects a 
soon-to-be-tapped audience. I've emailed this list to get an idea of how 
to proceed:

1. File this as a core documentation issue, there should be a warning on 
the login page.

2. File this as a bug, well put my eggs into this basket: 

3. Develop a module or something that uses php or javascript to warn the 
user (or redirect or something logical)


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