16 Timeout periods component

Summary

Include the timeout periods component in the URL if you want to override the timeout periods set in the administrative module with shorter timeout periods.

The timeout periods specified in the administrative module are used when the timeout periods component is not included in a URL.

The following table contains options, formats, and examples for the timeout periods component:

Timeout period Component format Component example
Session timeout and full-text timeout timeout=[300-1800 seconds] &fttimeout=[900-2700 seconds] timeout=600 &fttimeout=900


Notes

If a user's FirstSearch session times out or ends before the user exits properly, the user sees a message indicating that the session has ended. After clicking OK, the user returns to the page containing the link clicked to access FirstSearch.

In the administrative module, timeout periods are specified in minutes. For IP-address recognition, timeout periods are specified in seconds.

Minutes Seconds
5 300
10 600
15 900
20 1200
25 1500
30 1800
35 2100
40 2400
45 2700


Examples of IP-address recognition URLs

Example 1

Example http://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?timeout=600&fttimeout=1200
Description Log on to FirstSearch and set the session timeout period to 600 seconds (10 minutes) and the full-text timeout period to 1200 seconds (20 minutes).


Example 2

Example http://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?timeout=600&fttimeout=1200&done=referer
Description Log on to FirstSearch and set the session timeout period to 600 seconds (10 minutes) and the full-text timeout period to 1200 seconds (20 minutes). When exiting FirstSearch, return to the page from which the user entered FirstSearch.