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avoid losing text when text submission timed out?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by james, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. james

    james Flightless Bird

    Often I have to log in to some web site to enter a few paragraphs of text
    (e.g. web email submission, user forum, product reviews, etc). Sometimes it
    takes me a while to compose the text, and by the time I click submit, I get
    a response saying the session has timed out, and the text that took me a
    long time to compose is gone.

    Is there a way to retrieve this text? Clicking the back button doesn't work.
    Perhaps it is in a cache somewhere?
     
  2. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    The portion of the web page containing your text may or may not be in
    TIF, but here's what I do: Before I hit the 'Submit' button I copy and
    paste the text I wrote to Wordpad or Notepad. Learned that lesson the
    hard way. ;-)

    It's not the browser's fault that your session timed out, or -- I hate
    this -- when you click the Submit button and get a 'server error' message.

    Firefox has at least one add-on that saves submitted text; I believe
    it's called Lazarus (aptly named). It would be nice if someone would
    write a similar add-on for IE.

    On a similar topic: Before I get on an internet chat with technical
    support, I enter all my questions and possible rejoinders to Wordpad.
    That way I know I'll get my point across, and I'm less likely to get
    flustered by having to type while they're saying "Is there anything else
    I can help you with today?"
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    james wrote:
    > Often I have to log in to some web site to enter a few paragraphs of
    > text (e.g. web email submission, user forum, product reviews, etc).
    > Sometimes it takes me a while to compose the text, and by the time I
    > click submit, I get a response saying the session has timed out, and the
    > text that took me a long time to compose is gone.
    >
    > Is there a way to retrieve this text? Clicking the back button doesn't
    > work. Perhaps it is in a cache somewhere?
     
  3. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    Compose yout text with NotePad (START>PROGRAMS>ACCESSORIES>NOTEPAD), then
    Select All and Copy, then go to the submission page and Paste.

    In answer to your question, no, the stuff you type is gone forever.



    "james" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:%23RyCHRtvKHA.1984@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Often I have to log in to some web site to enter a few paragraphs of text
    > (e.g. web email submission, user forum, product reviews, etc). Sometimes
    > it takes me a while to compose the text, and by the time I click submit, I
    > get a response saying the session has timed out, and the text that took me
    > a long time to compose is gone.
    >
    > Is there a way to retrieve this text? Clicking the back button doesn't
    > work. Perhaps it is in a cache somewhere?
     
  4. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "Leonard Grey" <l.grey@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:u8gtejtvKHA.2436@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > The portion of the web page containing your text may or may not be in TIF,
    > but here's what I do: Before I hit the 'Submit' button I copy and paste
    > the text I wrote to Wordpad or Notepad. Learned that lesson the hard way.
    > ;-)
    >
    > It's not the browser's fault that your session timed out, or -- I hate
    > this -- when you click the Submit button and get a 'server error' message.
    >
    > Firefox has at least one add-on that saves submitted text; I believe it's
    > called Lazarus (aptly named). It would be nice if someone would write a
    > similar add-on for IE.
    >
    > On a similar topic: Before I get on an internet chat with technical
    > support, I enter all my questions and possible rejoinders to Wordpad. That
    > way I know I'll get my point across, and I'm less likely to get flustered
    > by having to type while they're saying "Is there anything else I can help
    > you with today?"
    > ---



    I _hate_ that! They click Send, and that steals the focus from the Input Box
    where I'm typing, and I don't notice until I click Send and a partial
    thought gets posted.
     

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