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erasing cookies halfway writing a comment

by Anonymous Monk
on Apr 17, 2018 at 12:13 UTC ( #1213058=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Hi Monks,

I have just observed that my reply to a comment has appeared twice: the first time with my username and then second time as "Anonymous Monk" (the node is Override printing to STDOUT/ERR).

What I suspect I did was

1) login
2) write the comment
3) preview comment
4) clear cookies (via browser clear history, not logout)
5) clicked create.

Most likely this is a false alarm and I am trying to reproduce it here. It could well be that I have posted while cookies were valid, then cleared the cookies and then reloaded the page and somehow posted exactly the same as anon.

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Re: erasing cookies halfway writing a comment
by bliako (Monk) on Apr 17, 2018 at 20:25 UTC

    the above was posted by me, bliako.

    I think it was a false alarm because obviously no duplicate was posted above.

    On the other hand, I am quite sure I did not click on "create" message twice one before erasing cookies and one afterwards.

    Maybe reloading a page caused it to re-post.

    sorry if wasting bandwidth here, feel free to erase,

    bliako

Re: erasing cookies halfway writing a comment
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 17, 2018 at 20:26 UTC

    the above was posted by me, bliako.

    I think it was a false alarm because obviously no duplicate was posted above.

    On the other hand, I am quite sure I did not click on "create" message twice one before erasing cookies and one afterwards.

    Maybe reloading a page caused it to re-post.

    sorry if wasting bandwidth here, feel free to erase,

    bliako

      oops, spoke too soon. but on the right track

      Being logged in, I clicked "create". Message was created. Then erase cookies via browser history. Then reload the page. Result is it posts the same post a second time as "Anonymous Monk". Probably the desired behaviour though.

        Probably more "expected" than "desired". I suspect clearing the cookies also clears your browser's flag that otherwise would make it warn you about already posted data…

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