[wp-hackers] Automatic Saving?
r at schestowitz.com
Sat Dec 31 19:38:55 GMT 2005
_____/ On Sat 31 Dec 2005 19:11:39 GMT, [Jeff Minard] wrote : \_____
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> It would cause a mess in my opinion. I always CTRL+A, CTRL+C before I ap-
>> ply any changes. WordPress tried to 'help' with the markup and is some-
>> times devouring code and/or text in process. What I proposed before was
>> keeping a stack of versions so that one can undo, reverting to previous
>> states for the reason listed above.
> I *know* versioning plugins exist for wordpress. That, however, is a
> separate issue.
If one intends to save automatically, it is not completely separate. Text
editors (or, more broadly, word processors for that matter) do not save
ant changes until the user triggers it. They accumulate emergency copies
in the background, so there you have a stack; if not in memory, then in a
>> Other concerns: some people might edit off-line or be in the midst of typ-
>> ing. It's too unpredictable.
> AJAX doesn't need to interupt the user while auto saving.
> Additionally, if the AJAX call fails (offline, time out, etc) a
> recognize the cookie and say "Hey, you were working on a post" and
Good point. I was thinking about pre-AJAX-hype versions of WordPress.
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