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Microsoft going to hot fix IE's buggy Backspace button or no?

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    ManipUni

    So there goes another long, detailed, 30 minute to write forum post thanks to Internet Explorer's bugy moronic backspace button.

    When is Microsoft going to hot fix this moronic defective by design feature out of their browser?

    Should I just switch browsers to another one where the designers didn't think to bind random keys to clear text areas?

    Oh I know... When I hit back the browser NEVER clears text areas, right? Well no, because on 99% of sites I use that's exactly what it does.

    Seriously, FIX IT!

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    W3bbo

    IE complies with the HTML specification in reload-from-cache behaviour.

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    ManipUni

    W3bbo wrote:
    IE complies with the HTML specification in reload-from-cache behaviour.


    I don't give a rats. It was a non-SSL page and I re-visited it within ten seconds and the content was gone.

    This isn't the first time either. And it won't be the last until they fix it.

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    GoddersUK

    err... if you hit forward (not revisit the page by clicking on the link) it should refill your text area for you.

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    andy_hanger​18

    ManipUni wrote:
    Should I just switch browsers to another one where the designers didn't think to bind random keys to clear text areas?


    Yes you should. Glad I could help.

    Are you expecting a better answer after your style of asking questions (moronic, rats)

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    W3bbo

    ManipUni wrote:
    I don't give a rats. It was a non-SSL page and I re-visited it within ten seconds and the content was gone.

    This isn't the first time either. And it won't be the last until they fix it.


    Actually, the page's developer is at fault. They're not setting their chaching headers properly.

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    Sven Groot

    ManipUni wrote:
    So there goes another long, detailed, 30 minute to write forum post thanks to Internet Explorer's bugy moronic backspace button.

    I honestly have no idea what you're talking about. What buggy backspace button?

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    Lloyd_Humph

    Sven Groot wrote:
    
    ManipUni wrote:
    So there goes another long, detailed, 30 minute to write forum post thanks to Internet Explorer's bugy moronic backspace button.

    What buggy backspace button?


    It's alliteration Tongue Out


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    LaBomba

    Type your posts in notepad first, C&P.

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    Lloyd_Humph

    LaBomba wrote:
    

    Type your posts in notepad first, C&P.



    Yeah, but that's an inconvenience.

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    LaBomba

    Lloyd_Humph wrote:
    
    LaBomba wrote:
    

    Type your posts in notepad first, C&P.



    Yeah, but that's an inconvenience.


    That or re-typing your half-hour post?

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    Lloyd_Humph

    LaBomba wrote:
    
    Lloyd_Humph wrote:
    
    LaBomba wrote:
    

    Type your posts in notepad first, C&P.



    Yeah, but that's an inconvenience.


    That or re-typing your half-hour post?


    Sure, but re-typing your half hour post shouldn't have to be done because of a single, undoable press of the backspace button.

    I think at moments like this keyloggers are useful - dig into the logger and pull out what you lost!

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    alwaysmc2

    LaBomba wrote:
    
    Lloyd_Humph wrote:
    
    LaBomba wrote:
    

    Type your posts in notepad first, C&P.



    Yeah, but that's an inconvenience.


    That or re-typing your half-hour post?

    I tend to type long posts in Word (Or Windows Live Writer!) because of the great spell check.

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    harumscarum

    I tend to agree. Occasionally I may accidently hit the backspace button and the browser goes back. No key should hold that much power!

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    eagle

    ALT + --->

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    LaBomba

    Lloyd_Humph wrote:
    
    LaBomba wrote:
    
    Lloyd_Humph wrote:
    
    LaBomba wrote:
    

    Type your posts in notepad first, C&P.



    Yeah, but that's an inconvenience.


    That or re-typing your half-hour post?


    Sure, but re-typing your half hour post shouldn't have to be done because of a single, undoable press of the backspace button.

    I think at moments like this keyloggers are useful - dig into the logger and pull out what you lost!


    It's not a buggy backspace button, if there is such a thing. See here:

    W3bbo wrote:
    
    Actually, the page's developer is at fault. They're not setting their chaching headers properly.


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    ManipUni

    W3bbo wrote:
    Actually, the page's developer is at fault. They're not setting their chaching headers properly.


    Then someone needs to write to virtually every web admin on the internet and or the writers of most forum software.

    Or Microsoft could just fix IE.

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    PaoloM

    ManipUni wrote:
    
    W3bbo wrote:
    Actually, the page's developer is at fault. They're not setting their chaching headers properly.


    Then someone needs to write to virtually every web admin on the internet and or the writers of most forum software.

    It's been shown time and time again that "web developers" have no intention to follow any kind of standard above HTML 3.2. Why would you think that Microsoft asking them to fix something they have no idea it even exist would have any effect is beyond me Smiley

    ManipUni wrote:
    Or Microsoft could just fix IE.

    Or you could just finally accept that the web (and a web browser as its only UI) is an awful read-write medium.

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