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fu ([personal profile] fu) wrote2011-03-30 03:01 am

Retrieving old comment text from quick reply

Has anyone ever managed to retrieve old comment text from a quick reply -- for example, if you accidentally closed your browser window, and then reopened it again?

I'm currently looking at it, and I see code that says it should be retrieving the saved form values, but I've never had it work, and I'm trying to figure out if it's just my browser / setup, or if it just plain doesn't work.
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[personal profile] sophie 2011-03-29 11:57 pm (UTC)(link)
The only times I've had comment reply text retrieved for me is when the method I use to re-open the tab relies on the browser's cache. So for example, if I closed the tab, but used the recently closed tab function in the browser to reopen it - like *so* - the browser retrieves the text. Same for if I shut down with tabs open and save the tabs.

But all that is dependent on the browser doing it, and it happens for any website. As far as I know, no DW code comes into play here.