In this meeting, the State Changers category discussed a variety of topics revolving primarily around WeWeb and Xano platforms. Participants sought to understand how to implement secure time-check functionalities at the front end, particularly in situations when a link is clicked; they learned the role of using a timestamp and comparing it with the current time to ascertain whether the link had expired or not.
Participants also discussed the concept of "states," mainly in relation to form submission success. They explored how various actions (like returning to a default value or resetting) affect these states in the WeWeb environment. The intricacies of creating these actions by either resetting variables to default or implementing more complex solutions were addressed. However, it was noted that depending on how variables are managed, they might need to take additional steps to ensure accurate state representation between sessions.
A concern was brought up about knowing when a webpage is unloaded, but it was pointed out that web browsers don't often provide accurate signal for this, making it challenging to create an efficient solution. The discussion then turned to geolocation, which elicited caution because of the inaccuracy of most geolocation services.
(Source: Office Hours 2/3 )