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The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Timeouts

If timeouts are used, you must give the user at least 20 seconds to easily request more time.

Testing

  1. Identify any timeouts on the page.
    • Contact the developer to find these.
  2. Trigger the time out.
    • If you’re not able to request more time or the request lasts less than 20 seconds, it’s a failure.

Examples

Passes

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This passes because a timeout does occur, but you are given more than 20 seconds to request more time.