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[whatwg] page refresh and resubmitting POST state

From: Kornel Lesinski <kornel@geekhood.net>
Date: Sat, 23 May 2009 00:31:15 +0100
Message-ID: <op.uucuaegeptj49s@aimac.local>
On Fri, 22 May 2009 21:48:28 +0100, Mike Wilson <mikewse at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for expanding on my previous mail, Jonas, but I was assuming
> that everyone on this list was aware of the PRG pattern and its
> existing support in browsers.
> With current technology there are limitations to the usefulness of
> PRG (f ex in multi-window/tab scenarios), so I am asking if it is
> within HTML5's scope to explore improved or alternative solutions
> to the "resubmit" problem.

As far as I understand the "resubmit problem" is just sign of poor implementation that violates SHOULD NOT in the HTTP RFC:

This problem can be elegantly solved within existing standards: Opera simply goes back in history without resubmitting forms, and resubmits only when user clicks standard Reload button (or F5, etc.)

regards, Kornel Lesinski
Received on Friday, 22 May 2009 16:31:15 UTC

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