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Re: '205 Reset Document' (was Any more comments?)

From: Marc Hedlund <hedlund@best.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 1995 09:58:15 -0700
Message-Id: <v02120d05ac625ca7795b@[]>
To: David Morris <dwm@shell.portal.com>, http working group <http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
[changed the subject line -- not intended as part of the 1.0 review any longer]

At 12:10 AM 8/24/95, David Morris wrote:
>This is not a behavior which should be triggered as a side effect of
>other useful bahaviors (like staying on the same document). When and
>if it occurs it should be explicitly requested.

'205 Reset Document', suggested in a followup, would be an explicit request
for this behavior.

>I would suggest a new <input> type for 'SUBMIT&RESET' then the
>application implementor can offer an appropriate button and even a
>choice for the user.  This would apply without respect to whether the
>application also provided a confirmation page.

The idea was not to give the user another choice, it was to provide a
response that says, "that last one was okay, go ahead with the next one,
and keep using the same form."  The user won't see a different result --
the same resetting can be accomplished, for instance, by resending the
blank form.  The difference would be in the speed of the response.

Marc Hedlund <hedlund@best.com>
Received on Thursday, 24 August 1995 10:00:50 UTC

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