"Page Has Expired" after preview June 18, 2003 12:03 PM   Subscribe

After testing links in preview of both Posts and Comments, I hit "back" and get "Page Has Expired". (Dingoes Ate My FPP!) Happens in IE6, but not in Mozilla. Yes, I've eaten all my cookies. Is this something I need a computer to know about?
posted by wendell to Bugs at 12:03 PM (10 comments total)

That is due to how browsers cache pages, not how I coded comment or post pages and I have no control over how long IE remembers what you wrote in a textarea.

You don't need a back button on MetaFilter's posting page or comment pages, or MetaTalk's comment pages (you do on MetaTalk's post new thread page because it's a creaking relic of code).

Just use the preview button as many times as you need to, then post comment when you are done.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:19 PM on June 18, 2003

Patient: "Doctor, every time I raise my hand up here (raises hand up here), I get a pain in my shoulder."

Doctor: "Stop doing it then. Next!"
posted by dash_slot- at 12:23 PM on June 18, 2003

d_s, I never noticed that you have a little hyphen after your name. Or are you the evil alter ego of dash_slot, named dash slot minus?
posted by norm at 12:30 PM on June 18, 2003

Curses! My secret is out! I must kill you now...
posted by dash_slot- at 12:42 PM on June 18, 2003

Maybe I'm not clear, but I was testing the links, by clicking on them in preview mode (as your post directions reccommend); so I was hitting the "back" button from the linkled-to page to go back to the preview. If you got another way to do it, spill the beans!
It never acted like that before; I'll go look and see if a new mutant virus is playing funny games with my IE preferences...
posted by wendell at 1:31 PM on June 18, 2003

You could shift-click for new window.
posted by rhapsodie at 1:53 PM on June 18, 2003

That happens to me too. I think I just refresh the page or something-I forget, since I don't make that many front page posts. But somehow I found a way around it. And I am a total anti-geek, so you should eventually figure it out with no trouble.
posted by konolia at 5:20 PM on June 18, 2003

i hate miguel, by the way
posted by u at 6:39 PM on June 18, 2003

u has been posting some strange things lately. The last one was poo related, and now poor miguel is getting hit? Why is u flinging poo?
posted by dazed_one at 9:03 PM on June 18, 2003

Don't mention u. u was one of the single-letter usernames that were discovered to provide a backdoor around regular user login, like the earlier 'demo' incident. Obviously, Matt's been busily deleting MeFi threads that were infested by u and his buddies, all except this one. Although, since this thread makes me look like an internet-illiterate nit/half/dimwit, I kinda wish he would put this out of its misery (even if it means an even longer wait until the jonson "GrudgeFilter" thread drops off the page).

Or, in the words of a beloved fictional character:
posted by wendell at 4:09 PM on June 19, 2003

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