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Re^2: page expired message

by Hammy (Scribe)
on Jan 03, 2005 at 18:40 UTC ( #419008=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: page expired message
in thread page expired message

I do not have any expirations set. Also, I can not reproduce this problem. It is only one client and sporatic clients elsewhere. Is there a way I can force the message to be skipped? I will try to find the info in perldoc, I just have not been successful so far with my searches.

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Re^3: page expired message
by Tuppence (Pilgrim) on Jan 03, 2005 at 19:14 UTC

    As this is a client-side message, you will be able to do nothing on the server to fix it aside from fixing your page flow and not displaying pages directly from POSTed form content.

    FYI, the mozilla version of this error is the pop-up box that says something about clicking OK will re-submit this form possibly causing an action to be repeated

      HUGE ADDITION TO THIS ISSUE::
      This only happens when my site is put inside a frame (frame from my own site). It also only happens on XP service pack 1. Not sure if this adds anything, but I just thought I would mention it. Thanks you again, very much.
      Thank you, that is not the answer I was hoping for, but, unfortunately it is the one I expected.

      Just so I am clear - the reason this is happinging is because I am posting to index.cgi and index.cgi is printing out a web page. To stop it from happening, I would need to post to index.cgi and have it redirect to a web page of some kind?

      Another big question is why does this only happen with one client - I have personally never seen it and the majority of the other people I have using the site have only sporatically seen it.

      Thank you for all your insight!

        Further clarification here.

        The problem is that you are displaying a web page directly as a result of a POST - i.e. one request. This means, for instance, that if index.cgi, upon seeing the POST, handles the POST, then redirects to index.cgi with enough command line parameters to be able to give the user useful feedback, then everything will work correctly. Said another way, it doesn't matter who you redirect to - it can even be yourself - as long as handling the POST and displaying the web page are 2 seperate web requests.

        I would guess that all of your other clients have "dont show me this again" checked the first time it happens, and so never see it after that.

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