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Internet Explorer does not automatically resubmit your information for you.

Mike Firkser
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Joined: Oct 21, 2003
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Here is the problem. In our web application, when we click a cancel button, we go to the previous page in history and get

The page you requested was created using information you submitted in a form. This page is no longer available. As a security precaution, Internet Explorer does not automatically resubmit your information for you.

To resubmit your information and view this Web page, click the Refresh button.


Clicking refresh will bring the page back. We have the following options set in out .jsp page:



If we comment these out, we don't get the message. But here is the problem. These pages were created with info from a database. Commenting out this code brings the page from the cache. If the db is updated between the orginal call and the cancel button, we will get bad data. So when the page goes back, we want the data resubmitted to the server automatically, and not make the user click the refresh button.

I hope I didn't make it sound too confusing. Thanks in advance for all help.




Mike Firkser
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Bear Bibeault
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Don't use history.back. Rather make a "real" call to the page that you want to go to when the Cancel button is pressed.


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Mike Firkser
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Joined: Oct 21, 2003
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I was hoping that wouldn't be the case - so I have to go in and change a bunch of pages. Oh well. Of course this is only a problem with IE - with Firefox I get a warning pop up, but it still submits the form.

Thanks for the help.
Bear Bibeault
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No prob. Working aorund the browsers is sometimes more than half the battle.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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