We ran into a similar problem with hidden fields and refresh in Firefox - only it didn't take a script to trigger it. Request a form with POST. In that form is a hidden field containing state. This changes with each request - that's why we use POST, after all. Reload. The hidden field doesn't update. IT STAYS THE SAME, DESPITE A NEW POST REQUEST. Also, note that since it's a hidden field, this is DESPITE the fact that the users has never interacted with this field. Anyone else but me see a problem with this? I'm embarrassed for Firefox that the devs are being so stubborn about this behavior, which NO OTHER BROWSER has adopted, with good reason. I'm adding the comment to this bug, since every other bug I could find has been closed as invalid or duplicate. The workaround, autocomplete=off on the hidden field, is nice and all, but that's not an XHTML attribute, which limits it's applicability.
I have to agree with the validity of this test. This bug hurts programmers (forcing extra steps to achieve what would seem to be the default behavior) as well as users (refresh seems to only partially revert the page to its default state).
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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