Session restore does not save / restore some user-entered data

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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Firefox
Session Restore
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critical
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
4 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: Nicolas Barbulesco, Unassigned)

Tracking

({dataloss})

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(Not tracked)

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(Reporter)

Description

4 years ago
Session restore usually saves and restore form data.

However, some user-entered data are not saved neither restored. 

Example 1 : The user has written a comment in Disqus. 

Example 2 : The user is editing Wikipedia in WYSIWYG.

In case of crash, or clean quit, the user expects to have these restored. Firefox does not restore these. This is data loss.

These use "contenteditable". 
It would be nice that Firefox save and restore "contenteditable" user-entered data. 
Firefox should save the "contenteditable" content only if it has been modified by the user - otherwise the session store would become huge.

Thank you.

Nicolas
I cannot reproduce.

Here's what I did:
* edit the following page: https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Commons:Sandbox&action=edit
* write a few words
* quit and restart Firefox

The few words were restored.
(Reporter)

Comment 2

4 years ago
(In reply to David Rajchenbach Teller [:Yoric] from comment #1)

> I cannot reproduce.
> 
> Here's what I did:
> * edit the following page:
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Commons:Sandbox&action=edit
> * write a few words
> * quit and restart Firefox
> 
> The few words were restored.

Dave, that is normal, you used the (good old) wikicode editor.

I was speaking of Wikipedia's WYSIWYG editor. You may try it here : 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Sandbox?veaction=edit

Comment 3

3 years ago
 Nicolas, do you still see this issue?
Flags: needinfo?(nicolas.barbulesco)
Keywords: dataloss

Updated

3 years ago
See Also: → bug 1008710
Haven't heard from the reporter in a long time, closing incomplete.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(nicolas.barbulesco)
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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