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#79 Pop-up warning

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Wiki (13)
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2008-12-06
2008-12-06
Kinderlehrer
No

When you go to navigate away from the wiki page that you are editing (accidentally of course) it would be great to have a pop up asking if you really wanted to, thus preventing the loss of all your hard work editing that page.

Discussion

  • laetzer
    laetzer
    2008-12-06

    I disagree. It would mean adding lots of Javascript to essentially make it harder for the user to leave. Since on some systems/browsers you can navigate backwards with the backspace key, or a mouse button, it would also include trying to get into the user's keyboard. Way too intrusive, in my opinion.

    However, if there were links away from an edit form within that form or very close to it, that would be a bug and should be addressed. For instance, if the user writes a page and clicks on a link to upload an attachment, if that would lead to another page to upload attachments, that would not be ok.