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Private message, no Subject: Text is erased #199604
10/19/07 02:28 AM
10/19/07 02:28 AM
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Steve C Offline OP
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I am running Threads 7.1, got a gripe from a user here.

If you compose a private message and then submit without a subject line, the nag screen comes back telling you to use the back button. But when you do, all the text in the post is wiped out.

Re: Private message, no Subject: Text is erased [Re: Steve C] #199606
10/19/07 03:16 AM
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A perfect fix... fill in the subject line...

i guess you could add in a bunch of javascript, for each form, that would validate required fields are filled in before submitting, but you'd have to think after messing up a couple of messages you'd learn from your mistakes and fill in the field?

Last edited by Gizmo; 10/19/07 03:17 AM.

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Re: Private message, no Subject: Text is erased [Re: Gizmo] #199618
10/19/07 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Gizmo
A perfect fix... fill in the subject line...
smile True. But we all make a mistake once in a while.

Re: Private message, no Subject: Text is erased [Re: Steve C] #199774
10/22/07 07:43 PM
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We do, but our browsers, for very good reasons, almost never cache forms. Hitting back loses the content we've just filled out, but the alternative is potentially worse.


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Re: Private message, no Subject: Text is erased [Re: David Dreezer] #199786
10/22/07 09:49 PM
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I'd like to eventually see the error page populate that same form, with the current warning at the top; this would allow no loss as the data would re-populate in the same form on the error page to allow you to fix your booboo's...


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