[thelist] firefox maintaining post data after refresh

Richard Harb rharb at earthling.net
Tue Mar 22 08:47:48 CST 2005

AFAIK this kind of behaviour is inherent to all browsers.

I usually make a server side redirect if I had any GET/POST modify content.
In PHP you can use header() for that.


-----Original Message-----
From: kris burford
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2005, 6:05:00 PM
> hi

> i'm building an online management system where, after critical form 
> submissions, the page does an auto-refresh (with a "thanks for 
> submitting" message).

> i thought that this would clear the post data so that if a user then 
> pressed refresh, the data would not get re-submitted.

> however it looks like firefox doesn't.

> has anyone else encountered this and, if so, is there a way around it?

> i've done a search for online (including the firefox support forums), 
> but couldn't spot anything relevant...

> tia

> kris

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