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Re: lynx-dev LYNX: "\": "WARNING: any changes will be lost!"

From: Vlad Harchev
Subject: Re: lynx-dev LYNX: "\": "WARNING: any changes will be lost!"
Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000 19:10:09 +0500 (SAMST)

On Sat, 22 Jul 2000, pAb-032871 wrote:

> In "lynx-dev LYNX: "\": "WARNING: any changes will be lost!""
> [21/Jul/2000 Fri 10:59:20]
> David Combs wrote:
> > RE that "any changes will be lost" warning msg:
> > 
> > Perhaps if "changes" (entries into a form) HAVE been made
> > (lynx does know this, no?), then a "are you sure you want
> > to lose those changes?" would be a nice feature.
> Kind of like the "Document contains POST data.  Resubmit? (y/n)"
> message?  Nice thought.
> It also does that when you reload, so maybe it's just a note,
> reminding you that all forms items will revert to their defaults
> in the refreshed page [if it's a big form, maybe you can't *see*
> the whole thing in one screenful].
> Lynx doesn't seem to "know" whether you've typed or changed anything
> in the form either.  Try reloading one of these pages *without*
> toggling radio buttons or anything: you still get the warning.
> It probably doesn't pay attention to the state of forms items
> until you submit.
> [Note; How To Annoy Users, #21342: write a complicated forms page
> with META refresh every 20 secs. . .]

  This won't work with lynx since it doesn't refresh documents.
  But I think putting form in the marque (MSIE specific) will be more fun -
the entire form will shift back-and-forth (or top-to bottom and back) with the
speed specified by the page author. I didn't check this though.
> > Right now it gives the warning and then merrily continues
> > on to "lose" them (and redisplay the page in source).
> > 
> > (Or has this issue already been beaten to death n-years
> > ago?)
> Maybe, but it's is the first time I've seen this question.  ;-)
>                         Patrick
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