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"Message already posted" annoyance


narcimund  (C License)

Dec 28, 2002, 6:53 PM
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After posting a message, the forum's thread list page is displayed. If you browse from there then hit the browser's "Back" to see that listing, then reload it to get a freshened list, it's tantamount to resending the form for posting your message.

The forum software detects this and disallows the unintended duplicate posting, but there's a better way.

Right now the last step in gforum.cgi's "do=post_post" routine is to display the forum thread list. If instead, the last step were to print


then a formless URL would trigger the normal thread list routine and the resulting page would be reloadable.

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