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Item5263: Preview with pickaxe/wysiwyg and Firefox make you loose all you typed when you go back

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All you have edited is lost if you return from preview with the browser back button when two conditions are met
  • You have passed the pickaxe. It does not matter if you preview from pickaxe mode or you have returned to wysiwyg before you preview
  • You use Firefox This will be very annoying for FF users.

-- TWiki:Main/KennethLavrsen - 18 Jan 2008

I see two better ways to deal with the preview problem.

  1. The difficult. Add button to preview that brings you back to last edit mode. We can save from preview mode so obviously we have the entire topic text in a buffer that we can get back to same way as we change between pickaxe and wysiwyg
  2. The easy. Remove all the buttons from the preview screen and change the display of preview to pop-up in new window. This way you cannot possibly loose anything because your normal edit window is still open.

How difficult is it to implement the number 2? Removing buttons from preview template should be safe. Is it easy to change the action of previewing to open new window?

-- TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen - 19 Jan 2008

This is currently the most urgent of all bugs so I am adding this comment to elevate it to the top of the changed list.

-- TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen - 21 Jan 2008

Preview button has been removed (though I note we now have "or or" in the menu bar frown ) Lowered to Normal.


With fckeditor, the preview button works well. And I can click the go back button on ff or IE. Nothing is lost. See my integration of FCKEditor: http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/UseFckeditorForWysiwyg

-- TWiki:Main.FengZhaolin - 18 Mar 2009

Summary Preview with pickaxe/wysiwyg and Firefox make you loose all you typed when you go back
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen
Codebase 4.2.0, ~twiki4
SVN Range TWiki-4.3.0, Tue, 15 Jan 2008, build 16238
AppliesTo Extension
Component TinyMCEPlugin
Priority Normal
CurrentState Confirmed

Checkins TWikirev:16268 TWikirev:16269 TWikirev:16271 TWikirev:16272
TargetRelease minor

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Topic revision: r9 - 2009-03-18 - FengZhaolin
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