[wp-hackers] Autosave

Rob powzor at gmail.com
Mon Jan 2 19:14:22 GMT 2006

Matt Mullenweg wrote:
> I'm hesitant to put auto-saves or emergency recovery info in the posts 
> table. The publishing model of WP is very different from Gmail. In 
> Gmail you are composing until it is sent, then it's gone forever. In 
> WordPress you may edit something constantly.
> I wouldn't want in-progress changes to an already-published post to be 
> auto-saved and shown to my users every minute or so. I also wouldn't 
> want to post unpublished to a draft or duplicated to a draft. However 
> it would be handy if my browser crashed while I was editing, I could 
> recover that edited version of the already published post.
Surely it would be possible to keep existing posts and in-process edits 
separate? Whether it's an entirely new table or just an extra row in the 
posts table that's deleted when the post is published/deleted?

Rob Miller
http://robm.me.uk/ | http://kantian.co.uk/

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