save form data before submitting?



peter
07-09-2005, 11:03 PM
Once in a while, I fill in an elaborate web form, click submit, only to see
an error message (server down, login timeout, etc) and have to re-fill the
web form all over again.

Is there a way to save the web form locally before clicking submit, so that
if something happens, I can go back to the form and reload the saved copy?

Ted Zieglar
07-09-2005, 11:03 PM
Don't you just hate when that happens? You may be able to save a copy of the
web form to remember what you originally entered, but there's no way to
re-submit the information from the saved copy. If that were possible, I
would save a copy of my shopping cart, change all the prices to $1.00 and
then reload the form.

--
Ted Zieglar
"You can do it if you try."

"peter" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> Once in a while, I fill in an elaborate web form, click submit, only to
see
> an error message (server down, login timeout, etc) and have to re-fill the
> web form all over again.
>
> Is there a way to save the web form locally before clicking submit, so
that
> if something happens, I can go back to the form and reload the saved copy?
>
>

Daniel Crichton
07-09-2005, 11:03 PM
Ted wrote on Fri, 13 May 2005 11:56:55 -0400:

> Don't you just hate when that happens? You may be able to save a copy of
> the web form to remember what you originally entered, but there's no way
> to re-submit the information from the saved copy. If that were possible, I
> would save a copy of my shopping cart, change all the prices to $1.00 and
> then reload the form.

You can always edit the saved HTML so that the action value of the form tag
points to the full URL for the form submission.

And this is why I don't write my basket applications to store prices as
hidden fields in the form :)

Dan

Don Varnau
07-09-2005, 11:03 PM
Hi,
Try this:
Before hitting Submit, go to File> New> Window or hit Ctrl + n. Either of
those should duplicate the current window.

Don
[MS MVP- IE/OE]

"peter" <nospam[AT]nospam.com> wrote in message
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> Once in a while, I fill in an elaborate web form, click submit, only to
see
> an error message (server down, login timeout, etc) and have to re-fill the
> web form all over again.
>
> Is there a way to save the web form locally before clicking submit, so
that
> if something happens, I can go back to the form and reload the saved copy?

peter
07-09-2005, 11:03 PM
"Daniel Crichton" <msnews@worldofspack.co.uk> wrote in message
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>
> And this is why I don't write my basket applications to store prices as
> hidden fields in the form :)

Interesting information. Name one store that does this.
Actually, name as many as possible ;-)

-peter

Daniel Crichton
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
peter wrote on Fri, 13 May 2005 15:04:33 -0700:

> "Daniel Crichton" <msnews@worldofspack.co.uk> wrote in message news:Oe45XU9VFHA.2520@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>
>> And this is why I don't write my basket applications to store prices as
>> hidden fields in the form :)
>
> Interesting information. Name one store that does this.
> Actually, name as many as possible ;-)

10 years ago when I started writing e-commerce sites they were plenty of
"off-the-shelf" basket systems that put the prices into hidden form fields.
I haven't seen any for a while now though ;)

Dan

Vincent Xu [MSFT]
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
Hi Peter,

Thank you for posting.

From your post, my understanding of this issue is: you want to save your
form before you click the ¡°submit¡± button, and reload it if you got an
error page. If this is not correct, please feel free to let me know.

Base on my technology, I¡¯m afraid I must say sorry that there is no way to
do so unless you use some third-party software. But please notice that
Microsoft cannot make any representations regarding the quality, safety, or
suitability of a third-party application. There may be latency dangers in
the use of it, and Microsoft cautions you to make sure that you completely
understand the risk before retrieving any software from the Internet.

I hope that the above information can be of assistance. If you have any
concerns, please feel free to let me know. I am glad to be of assistance.

Thanks & Regards,

Vincent Xu

Microsoft Online Partner Support

Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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