[whatwg] page refresh and resubmitting POST state

Kornel Lesinski kornel at geekhood.net
Sat May 23 06:31:30 PDT 2009

On Sat, 23 May 2009 12:29:56 +0100, Mike Wilson <mikewse at hotmail.com>  

> I was thinking about the resubmit problem in a general
> context, specifically how browsers could make it possible
> for web authors to create POSTing pages that avoids giving
> the dreaded "do you want to resubmit" question at all,
> independent of operation.

Browsers could make it possible by implementing history mechanism exactly like HTTP/1.1 specification suggests in section 13.13, i.e. going back in history should never cause resubmits, so there shouldn't be anything to ask about. Users should simply see previous state of the page, just like in case of GET.

Do you think that solution suggested by RFC 2616 13.13 is not appropriate?

Is Opera's solution of this problem not good enough?

regards, Kornel Lesinski

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