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now seems to force a page reload. I hate this viscerally, it's completely nonsensical for almost any site not actually doing a financial transaction or whatever. (I'll check if I didn't just hallucinate it...)

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Thu Jan 17th, 2013 at 09:25:44 AM EST
And I hate it. Hate hate hate.

(And I'm really not a hating person. Come to think of it, it's mostly technology I hate.)

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Thu Jan 17th, 2013 at 09:28:27 AM EST
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Mine loads the previous page. I just love how it does that.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Jan 17th, 2013 at 09:37:21 AM EST
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I don't think it's doing anything special that should cause a reload. Re-running JS maybe?
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Jan 17th, 2013 at 07:05:11 PM EST
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What I want to happen when I push the back button is to redisplay the previous page from my browser's cache. What it seems to be doing is re-executing the URL, server side. This is definitely a bug, unless you can explain why it's a feature!

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Fri Jan 18th, 2013 at 03:40:05 AM EST
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i.e. after posting the above comment, then clicking the back button twice, I can see the thread with my new comment, flagged in red as "new".

Come to think of it, that is not correct at all, because I have already viewed the thread after posting said comment, so it should no longer be "new", if it is re-executing the original URL of that page.

Yeah, javascript.

OK, I'll be a disciplined user and explain why the changed behaviour is a problem for me :
When I'm reading the new comments in a thread, sometimes I post a reply, then flick back to where I was, so I can go to the next "new" (unread by me) comment. This is no longer supported, apparently.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Jan 18th, 2013 at 03:48:01 AM EST
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After posting the above comment, the URL is :
http://www.eurotrib.com/story/2013/1/15/93756/6001#161

After hitting the back button twice, the URL is :
http://www.eurotrib.com/story/2013/1/15/93756/6001

and yet it displays (in red) comment 161, which shouldn't exist in that version of the page.

Perhaps we've discovered a wormhole in the space-time continuum. The consequences could be devastating : instead of just looking at the past, I'm going back to the past and changing it.


It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Jan 18th, 2013 at 03:53:04 AM EST
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but if it's not bothering anyone else, please don't lose any sleep over it (or tai chi lessons!)

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Fri Jan 18th, 2013 at 03:54:12 AM EST
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Replying to this to test.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2013 at 04:08:31 AM EST
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OK, bad test, new one.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2013 at 04:09:23 AM EST
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Yes, you're right. The page is displayed with the new comment.

My way of handling this has always been to do the comment in a new tab, keeping the former version of the page up in the first tab I can then return to.

So I don't remember how your system worked before.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2013 at 04:12:11 AM EST
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We could easily have a diary about how people use ET, tips and tricks. By sharing, everyone could learn something, i'll bet. The makeover is a good time for it.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
by Crazy Horse on Fri Jan 18th, 2013 at 06:46:33 AM EST
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I just can't think of any change we've made that would trigger that. If you're sufficiently annoyed, you could try figuring out why it's happening. I don't have time to diagnose it right now or even to ask google.

Actually, I vaguely wonder if it's related to the comments not displaying problem people are getting periodically.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2013 at 06:53:44 AM EST
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