doublepost bug bug June 11, 2002 6:22 PM   Subscribe

Well not a meta bug but an IE5.1/OS 10.1.5 one, and a first for me, I was using IE5.1/OS 9.1, never had the double comment blurb.

This is what changed for me, if I use the browser back button, after hitting post in the previous window, it post's twice, never happened in the earlier system, and I did it a lot (back button)...won't again I hope...but for what it's worth...
posted by bittennails to Bugs at 6:22 PM (12 comments total)

Thread in question.
posted by bittennails at 6:24 PM on June 11, 2002

I'm dying to try it again, but am unsure which thread to cockup :)
posted by bittennails at 6:58 PM on June 11, 2002

Dont use the back button after posting anything. Its just a bad habit. It looks like your browser is keeping all the form data and reposting it.

Trust me you don't want to get into this habit when using your bank's site or paypal.
posted by skallas at 7:05 PM on June 11, 2002

try mozilla for mac, i just got it when i went to .5, i like it mucho. much more stable than chimera.
posted by rhyax at 7:08 PM on June 11, 2002

Damn, thanks for the advice, keyboard shortcuts need an overhaul closing said window for now :)

on preview, yup rhyax, gonna try them all, it's like having a brand new computer...
posted by bittennails at 7:10 PM on June 11, 2002

It isn't too hard to code a site to deal with it, though. Just throw a unique ID in the form, and only let a form be submitted w/ that ID once. I hope financial sites and such do that, at least...
posted by whatnotever at 7:20 PM on June 11, 2002

Or, in forums, do a 'SELECT COUNT(*) WHERE body = $body AND threadId = $threadId AND username = $username' before saving it (or something) to see if it's a duplicate.
posted by holloway at 7:53 PM on June 11, 2002

Mozilla for OSX is pretty good, but still a bit wonky, and sloow as sap, much slower than IE5.
posted by evanizer at 8:15 PM on June 11, 2002

I found Mozilla for Mac pretty fast on 8.6 -- faster than IE 5.1 on some things (long pages of mostly text, for example).

I know, I'm using a dead OS....
posted by gohlkus at 9:30 PM on June 11, 2002

really mozilla seems faster than ie to me, people say different things everywhere i go though, it's weird. some people say chimera is fastest... it seems fishy. i am on a very slow connection...
posted by rhyax at 9:48 PM on June 11, 2002

Yeah, I wonder if all the speed differences have to do with OS/processor combinations. I recently wiped my HD clean and reinstalled everything fresh, so it shouldn't be some issue with my file structure... Hmm.
posted by evanizer at 10:31 PM on June 11, 2002

Just found out tonight that after installing Netscape 6, Moz 1 hangs at launch (Mac OS 10.1.5). I'm sure I just need to re-install Mozilla since they must be sharing an outdated resource or something, but man, what a huge pain.

Sorry, just needed to vent that and this seemed like an appropriate thread for it. As you were.
posted by willnot at 10:45 PM on June 11, 2002

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