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As designed  click 'edit', make edit, then cancel--cancelled edit never forgotten.

dieketzer

Well-known member
#1
it seems that if you start to edit a post, then change your mind and click cancel, the edit you began is never forgotten. this makes it difficult to then go back and edit the original post.
this may be a browser issue? perhaps there needs to be a way to explicitly not cache the form input somehow? too bad it doesnt do this on the initial post!

firefox 4b9
 

Shadab

Well-known member
#2
Considering that you can use the "Undo" button in the wysiwyg editor to go back to the original state, I think this bug is needed. Lest you click outside the overlay, which would then lose all your unsaved edits.

I'd like to think of it as a feature. :)
 

dieketzer

Well-known member
#3
Considering that you can use the "Undo" button in the wysiwyg editor to go back to the original state, I think this bug is needed. Lest you click outside the overlay, which would then lose all your unsaved edits.

I'd like to think of it as a feature. :)
yeah, i am a dumbass. i totally overlooked the presence of the undo button
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#4
We debated about this, but clicking outside and the cancel button do the same thing - if we removed what you did with cancel (which we did at first), then a mis-click would lose your edit. Also, it caused some other problems. :)
 
#5
I don't know. If you open a previously cancelled edit, I think it would be beneficial to have some kind of notice that previous edits are still in place. Perhaps in bold to the left of Save Changes a notice stating that previous edits are still in effect?