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RE: [wp-hackers] Autosave

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  • Subject: RE: [wp-hackers] Autosave
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <r@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2006 07:41:05 +0000
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_____/ On Mon 02 Jan 2006 07:07:41 GMT, [Aaron Brazell] wrote : \_____

In principle, you could also make use of the memory (e.g. the clipboard).

What on earth are you talking about? The clipboard? As in Windows? What about for non-Windows users?

They have a Clipboard Tool as well. Mac OS has it; KDE uses Klipper to retain a
stack of clipboards; older window managers have one too. I said "in principle"
because I don't believe this to be a good solution.

Dumping copies to volatile memory wouldn't enable recovery from reboots.
will, however, compensate for browser crashes, editting 'hiccup' and so

What do you think "the clipboard" is? Maybe you're referring to the pagefile? That's also volatile memory... I'm lost...

The clipboard is somewhat of a memory frame. And yes, they are all volatile, but
there have been times in the past when I lost work not due to a power outage. As
long as your work is somewhere in memory, you can pull it back. The question is:
should it be written to a remote computer (server) or should it be saved locally
somehow? Cookies are local, hidden fields are remote. What if you lose your post
because the server has just gone down? Some hosts are unreliable.

I initially thought about a reserved post slug, which only serves as an
emergency copy, a last resort. This doesn't have to be anything
mission-critical. Users would happy enough be restore /any/ bit of lost

If it has a post slug, or even just an ID which is what unpublished works have, then it has been saved to the database. Or are we referring to the clipboard again?

No, I was referring to an issue that was discussed before -- the issue of having
orphan posts in the database (these which used to be backups).

I wonder if mouse motion can somehow be detected without JavaScript
It might be useful here.

Only through Flash. Anything you do along these lines needs to incorporate javascript in some way if it is on the client side.

I'm not trying to be hostile and I don't mean to discourage your contributions.


I know, I know. No hard feelings.

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