Re: avoid losing text when text submission timed out?
The portion of the web page containing your text may or may not be in
TIF, but here's what I do: Before I hit the 'Submit' button I copy and
paste the text I wrote to Wordpad or Notepad. Learned that lesson the
hard way. ;-)
It's not the browser's fault that your session timed out, or -- I hate
this -- when you click the Submit button and get a 'server error' message.
Firefox has at least one add-on that saves submitted text; I believe
it's called Lazarus (aptly named). It would be nice if someone would
write a similar add-on for IE.
On a similar topic: Before I get on an internet chat with technical
support, I enter all my questions and possible rejoinders to Wordpad.
That way I know I'll get my point across, and I'm less likely to get
flustered by having to type while they're saying "Is there anything else
I can help you with today?"
Errare humanum est
> Often I have to log in to some web site to enter a few paragraphs of
> text (e.g. web email submission, user forum, product reviews, etc).
> Sometimes it takes me a while to compose the text, and by the time I
> click submit, I get a response saying the session has timed out, and the
> text that took me a long time to compose is gone.
> Is there a way to retrieve this text? Clicking the back button doesn't
> work. Perhaps it is in a cache somewhere?