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Post content not saved on back-forward

#1 Post by dr_st » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:41 am

One of the nice features of phpBB forums such as this one is that if you are in the middle of preparing a post, and hit 'back' (intentionally or accidentally), then 'forward' again, to go back to the reply page, the content entered in the reply form is saved. This works automatically, at least in Mozilla-based browsers, such as Firefox and Pale Moon, without any extensions installed.

I noticed a few days ago that this no longer works for me. If I hit back-forward, I am greeted with an empty post. I use Pale Moon 27.0.3, but I do not think it is a browser issue, since the same feature still works for me in other phpBB-based forums, such as VOGONS. The issue is also not limited to a single machine / OS.

Has anything changed recently in the forum software? Does it still work for other members?
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Re: Post content not saved on back-forward

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:08 am

The accidental "back" happened to me this morning, and I also noticed that my post-text had "magically" disappeared.
I was using the previous PaleMoon 27.0.2.
I just updated to 27.0.3 while making this post, restarted PaleMoon while still making this post, and then went back and forth a few times, and it kept the text!
Posted it, then went back to check making changes.
Weird, the altered text disappeared with <= / =>, but the 'old' text remained.

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Re: Post content not saved on back-forward

#3 Post by rkawakami » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:55 pm

Noticed this a little while ago and I attributed it to the recent upgrade of the forum server. I now make sure that I copy the contents of my posting, if it's more than a few lines long, every few minutes just in case I hit the wrong key.
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