[wp-hackers] Disable/ Stop "auto-draft" posts

Daniel Grundel daniel at webpresencepartners.com
Tue Feb 28 16:22:31 UTC 2012

Ah, thanks for that, and sorry for giving out bad advice. I will be more
careful about that sort of thing. :)

Daniel J. Grundel
Web Presence Partners
daniel at webpresencepartners.com
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On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 11:20 AM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 10:01 AM, Daniel Grundel
> <daniel at webpresencepartners.com> wrote:
> > I suspect if you removed support for 'revisions' that would stop
> happening,
> > but I could be totally wrong. Of course, you would also lose support for
> > storing multiple revisions of your posts. :)
> No, that wouldn't work.
> Auto-drafts exist because of the fact that multiple users can create
> new posts at the same time. If two people enter post-new at roughly
> the same moment, then have their first autosaves occur nearly
> simultaneously, then there is a race condition that can cause one of
> them to get back the wrong post ID, which will cause a post to be
> overwritten/lost when they then continue editing the post.
> The auto-draft creates the post and gets the ID of the new post before
> the editing screen is displayed, thus preventing two simultaneous
> authors from accidentally having the same post ID in the data in their
> browser.
> -Otto
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