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FORM MEMORY ON PRESSING BACK BUTTON

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Do most browsers retain form fillup memory of previous page ? That is
when the user presses back button, the forms on the previous page come
up filled.

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Thank you,
Mike

Jul 17 '05 #1
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NC
siliconmike wrote:

Do most browsers retain form fillup memory of previous page ?
You shouldn't count on this. Even those that do sometimes
don't remember changes to <textarea> fields.
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In my opinion, it is a good development practice to pretend that
the Back button in browsers can only be used to mess things up.
So you should assume that the use of the Back button will not
help the end user (and write the code accordingly) and may cause
troubles (such as multiple form submissions) for you (so you
should develop some preventive measures not to let it happen).

Cheers,
NC

Jul 17 '05 #2

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"siliconmike" <si*********@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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Do most browsers retain form fillup memory of previous page ? That is
when the user presses back button, the forms on the previous page come
up filled.


Both IE and Firefox seem to retain form data, provided that the page hasn't
expired.
Jul 17 '05 #3

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Chung Leong wrote:
"siliconmike" <si*********@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:11*********************@l41g2000cwc.googlegro ups.com...
Do most browsers retain form fillup memory of previous page ? That is
when the user presses back button, the forms on the previous page come
up filled.

Both IE and Firefox seem to retain form data, provided that the page hasn't
expired.


If you have a big enough cache. Try setting the cache size to 0 and see
what happens.

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Jul 17 '05 #4

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Firefox retained form data after I set the cache to 0.

I couldn't figure out how to set cache to 0 in IE...
Both IE and Firefox seem to retain form data, provided that the page

hasn't expired.

What do you mean by "expired" ?

Thanks
Mike

Jul 17 '05 #5

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siliconmike wrote:
Firefox retained form data after I set the cache to 0.

I couldn't figure out how to set cache to 0 in IE...

Both IE and Firefox seem to retain form data, provided that the page


hasn't expired.

What do you mean by "expired" ?

Thanks
Mike


Doesn't on mine.

And now you must use at least 1M for IE - but you can still exceed that
1M (i.e. by loading other pages in a different window).

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Jul 17 '05 #6

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